Hydroelectric Power

Hydro Power
6:24 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Taking Back Power: Tribes Vie For Control Of Hydro Dams

The Kerr Dam with Flathead Lake behind
Credit FinalDoom

The Columbia River hydropower system is full of dams that were built over the strenuous objections of Northwest tribes. Now, two of these old projects are changing ownership -- one in Western Montana and another in central Oregon. And it’s the tribes that were once powerless to stop them, that are becoming the new managers.

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Dam Removal
5:11 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Northeastern Washington’s Mill Pond Dam One Step Closer To Removal

Washington State’s Ecology department has given the go-ahead to take out Mill Pond Dam in the state’s far northeastern corner.
Photo courtesy of Pend Oreille PUD

Another Northwest dam is one step closer to biting the dust. Mill Pond Dam is in the far northeastern corner of Washington state. The obsolete hydroelectric dam is just more than 100 feet long and 55 feet high.

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