Careful planning, quick thinking and coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers prevented major flooding and salmon egg losses on the Skagit River after a massive Thanksgiving week storm dumped nearly 11 inches of rain near City Light’s dams.[More]
City Light staff has just completed their tenth year of the “Homeward Bound” field trip, a program to give elementary school students an opportunity to witness the return of salmon to local rivers, and learn about natural sciences.[More]
Many Chinook salmon eggs laid in the Skagit River system last fall faced grim prospects for survival amid challenging water conditions. But a coordinated effort by Seattle City Light working with state and federal resource agencies and tribes along with an exceptionally wet March and April gave more than 300,000 of them the chance to grow up.[More]
Posted: June 26th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: Chinook salmon, clean energy, clean hydro, Diablo Dam, endangered species, Gorge Dam, North Cascades National Park, renewable energy, Ross Dam, Ross Lake, salmon, salmon recovery, Seattle City Light, Skagit Hydroelectric Project, Skagit Project Flow Coordinating Committee, Skagit River
Seattle City Light recently purchased three separate riverfront properties to protect salmonid habitat in our region. The purchases cover 44.5 acres on Pressentin Creek, one acre on the Skagit River and half an acre on the Tolt River. The property on the Skagit River is adjacent to other protected parcels owned by City Light.[More]
Seattle City Light was awarded a $982,999 grant from the Washington Salmon Recovery Board to acquire 113 acres of high quality habitat for Chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout in the Skagit River system.[More]
Posted: December 16th, 2013 under Power Lines.
Tags: bull trout, Chinook, General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco, Gov. Jay Inslee, Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund, salmon, Seattle City Light, Skagit Hydroelectric Project, Skagit River, steelhead, Washington Salmon Recovery Board
Seattle City Light Environmental Affairs Director Lynn Best was honored to be called as one of four witnesses for this year’s Blessing of the Fleet and First Salmon Ceremony by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.[More]
Seattle City Light completed the final purchase of three properties totaling 32.5 acres of land to protect key spawning areas for Chinook salmon in the Skagit River.[More]
Seattle City Light employees will be volunteering their time to support the 2012 Skagit Eagle Festival each weekend throughout January.[More]
City Light has purchased two properties totaling more than 32 acres of fish habitat through a Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant and the utility’s Endangered Species Act Early Action Program.[More]
Posted: November 29th, 2011 under Power Lines.
Tags: bull trout, Chinook, conservation, Darrington, endangered species, habitat, preservation, salmon, Sauk River, Seattle City Light, Skagit Land Trust, Skagit River, steelhead
About a dozen volunteers – including Seattle City Light employees – pulled weeds, spread mulch, and collected trash at a 2.5-acre site on the Duwamish River in Tukwila called the North Wind’s Weir project on Oct. 29.[More]