40-year License Issued for Flint Creek Project in Montana


FERC has issued a 40-year license to the Granite County to operate a 2MW project on the Georgetown Lake dam.

The proposed project would be located on Flint Creek at the existing Georgetown Lake dam in the Upper Clark Fork River basin in Granite and Deer Lodge counties, near the town of Philipsburg, Montana.

This license requires Granite County to release a minimum flow of 30 cfs into the Flint Creek during the irrigation season (May 15 to October 15), and 10 cfs at all other times.

The Director, in the license order, determined that the operation of the hydropower project is "unlikely to result in significant entrainment levels that would adversely affect the Georgetown Lake fishery."

The license order can be read here.