Hydropower License Summaries

Hydropower licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are complex and lengthy documents and are often accompanied by settlement agreements, also complex and lengthy. To help river managers and users understand the provisions of hydropower licenses, the Hydropower Reform Coalition (HRC) and the River Management Society (RMS) have partnered to summarize hydropower licenses and settlement provisions.

The projects for which the summaries have been prepared are:


  1. Allison Creek Project, Allison Creek, AK


  1. Au Sable Project, Au Sable River, Michigan

  2. Badger-Rapide Croche, Fox River, Wisconsin

  3. Boardman River Projects, Boardman River, Michigan

  4. Dead River Projects, Dead River, Michigan

  5. Jim Falls, Chipppewa River, Wisconsin

  6. Manistee River Projects, Manistee River, Michigan

  7. Menominee River Projects, Menominee River, Michigan

  8. Muskegon River Projects, Muskegon River, Michigan

  9. Muskingum River Projects, Muskingum River, Michigan

  10. Ontonagon River Projects, Ontonagon River, Michigan


  1. Eel Weir Project, Presumpscot River, Maine

  2. Green Island Project, Hudson River, New York

  3. Otter Creek Project, Otter Creek, Vermont


  1. Boundary Dam, Pend Oreille River, Washington

  2. Clackamas Project, Clackamas River, Oregon

  3. Enloe Project, Similkameen River, Washington

  4. Gibson Project, Sun River, Montana

  5. Hancock Creek Project, Hancock Creek, Washington

  6. Henry Jackson, Sultan River, Washington

  7. Mid-Snake River Projects, Snake River, Idaho

  8. Missouri-Madison Project, Missouri and Madison Rivers, Montana

  9. Mystic Lake, West Rosebud Creek, Montana

  10. Pelton Round Butte, Deschutes River, Oregon

  11. Wallowa Falls, Wallowa River, Oregon


  1. Chili Bar Project, South Fork American River, California

  2. Mokelumne Project, Mokelumne River, California

  3. Santa Felicia Project, Piru Creek, California

  4. Upper American Project, Upper American River, California


  1. Hyrum Project, Blacksmith Fork River, Utah


  1. Claytor Project, New River, Virginia

  2. Coosa Project, Coosa River, Alabama

  3. London-Marmet Project, Kanawha River, West Virginia

  4. Monongahela River Projects, Monongahela River, West Virginia

  5. Nantahala Project, Nantahala River, North Carolina

  6. Winfield Project, Kanawha River, West Virginia

  7. W Kerr Scott Dam, Yadkin River, North Carolina

  8. Yadkin and Pee-Dee Projects, Yadkin and Pee Dee River, North Carolina


  1. Tacoma Project, Animas River, Colorado