McKenzie River

EA Released for Carmen-Smith Project on the McKenzie river

FERC has released an Environmental Assessment for the Carmen-Smith project (P-2242) located on the McKenzie river in Lane and Linn counties in Oregon.

Among other things, the EA has recommended construction of fish passage facilities at the Trail Bridge dam. The EA notes that although the construction of these facilities would result in environmental costs,

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FERC rejects application for hydropower on McKenzie River

Citing deficiencies in a number of aspects, FERC has rejected the application (Project No. 13099-000) from Principal Power for hydropower production on Oregon's McKenzie River.In a letter issued on Feb 13, FERC rejected the application that included insufficient details on important issues such as construction activities, reservoirs, and transmission lines.

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