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Tag: Skagit River

Planning, Quick Thinking Limit Storm’s Impact on Skagit Salmon

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.

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City Light upgrades dams’ communication systems

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.

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Seattle City Light Protects Salmon Habitat

City Light acquired two properties on the Skagit and Sauk Rivers for fish habitat preservation.

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City Light Manages Skagit Flows to Protect 300,000 Salmon Eggs

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.

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City Light Awarded Grant to Acquire Key Fish Habitat in Skagit River Watershed

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.

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Carefully Orchestrated Water Dance Allows for Fresh Coat of Paint on Gorge Dam Gates

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.

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Skagit Steelhead Coming Back in Record Numbers

Natural Resources and Environmental Planning field surveys carried out this spring showed that steelhead redd (or nest) counts in the 27 miles of river below City Light’s hydroelectric project are 20 percent higher than any other year since 1997.

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Seattle City Light Acquires 32.5 Acres of Salmon Habitat

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.

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Volunteers Pitch In to Clean Up the Skagit River

Volunteers scan the shoreline for debris.   About 60 Seattle City Light employees and their families and friends, including several Boy Scouts, floated down the Skagit River on Saturday, Aug. 25, during the Skagit River Cleanup.  The day began as the Seattle City Light volunteer group met at the Marblemount Community Club and then traveled […]

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Ecology Honors City Light’s Skagit Wastewater Treatment Plants for Outstanding Performance

The Washington State Department of Ecology awarded Seattle City Light two outstanding performance awards for the utility’s wastewater treatment plants at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project.

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