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.
This week FERC released its Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed hydroelectric project on the Flint Creek near Philipsburg, Montana.
Granite County filed an application last year to operate the proposed 2 MW Flint Creek Hydroelectric Project (P-12107) which would utilize the existing Georgetown Lake Dam. In its application, the County proposed to refurbish and use the existing facility that remains from a project whose license was surrendered in 1992.