Tag: Skagit River
To continue construction of a new heavy barge landing dock, Seattle City Light will lower the water level of Diablo Lake at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project by up to 10 feet. The drawdown will start on Sept. 10 and take up to six days to complete. Low lake levels are scheduled to last until Nov. 5.[More]
City Light recently purchased 40 acres of Day Creek Slough in the Middle Skagit River.[More]
Seattle City Light Biologists Ed Connor and Dave Pflug co-authored a research paper on Chinook Salmon in the Skagit River that was recently published by the scientific journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.[More]
While snowpack levels in the watershed that collects Seattle’s drinking water is below normal at the start of 2015, snowpack levels in the watersheds that feed Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams are near normal. Even so, it’s early in the season and a lot can change before the end of winter.[More]
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 has just improved its communications system with its dams and generation facilities on the Skagit and Cedar rivers, to make them more reliable and flexible.[More]
City Light acquired two properties on the Skagit and Sauk Rivers for fish habitat preservation.[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 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
Fish biologists, power marketers and hydro operators at the Skagit performed a carefully orchestrated dance between July 15 and 17 to prepare the Gorge Dam spill gates for an inspection, seal rehabilitation, and a new coat of paint.[More]