California Hydropower Reform Coalition

California Hydropower Reform Coalition

The California Hydropower Reform Coalition (CHRC), founded in 1997, is a coalition of national, statewide and local river conservation and recreation organizations that work to protect, enhance, and restore California rivers impacted by federally-regulated hydropower dams.

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Hydropower Projects in California

Eighty percent of California's hydropower dams are regulated through 30-50 year licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Learn more about California's projects that affect over 20,000 miles of rivers and streams.

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CHRC and HRC

To reduce duplication of effort and strengthen each organization HRC and CHRC have partnered to develop a powerful web presence.