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Submitted by Rupak Thapaliya on Thu, 2015-05-14 13:47
The Fourth of July weekend saw the death of a dozen sockey salmon on the lower Deschutes River below the Pelton-Round Butte project.
According to Deschutes River Alliance, the temperature of water discharged from Pelton-Round Butte Dam complex have been increasing as the dam operators are drawing from the surface of the reservoir as the primary component of water being used to run turbines.
Read the post by the Alliance on the fish kill.
Submitted by Rupak Thapaliya on Wed, 2015-03-25 11:15
The Hydropower Reform Coalition went before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power yesterday to testify against a bad discussion draft that would shift the balance over management of water resources and strip federal agencies and states of their authorities to protect the resources they have the mandate of protecting.
If enacted, among other things, the bill would:
The Departments of the Interior and Energy and the Department of the Army for Civil Works (Army Corps of Engineers) announced that they have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The new agreement is an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower the three agencies signed in 2010.
In the new agreement- termed an Action Plan- the agencies commit to working toward the following:
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