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Summer 2021 Tours and Recreation

Skagit Tours are Back! In partnership with North Cascades Institute, we are excited to once again invite you to escape to the beauty of the North Cascades with Skagit Tours this summer. Our tours comply with current health and capacity guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour experience for… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Employees Raise over $8,000 in Holiday Donations

With our holidays looking a little different this season, one thing has stayed the same at City Light: our employees’ dedication to giving back. The City Light giving workshops have been busy this holiday season, with our employee elves spreading a little extra cheer across the region. Up north at… [ Keep reading ]

Pend Oreille County, Seattle City Light Reach 10-Year Agreement

Seattle City Light’s Boundary Hydroelectric Project in Pend Oreille County is a vital source of hydroelectricity, powering the utility’s service area for more than 50 years. As a steward of the resources the utility relies on in this northeastern Washington county, City Light strives to maintain a positive relationship with local residents, governing entities and tribes. This fall, City Light continued this partnership as… [ Keep reading ]

Advisory Message for Pend Oreille County

Boundary Dam Operations Update On Friday, May 1, Governor Inslee extended the statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order until May 31. The order was first announced on March 23 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We know that these necessary preventative measures have changed the way we live, work,… [ Keep reading ]

Forebay Recreation Area at Boundary Dam Opens

Seattle City Light announces that the Forebay Recreation Area at its Boundary Dam in northeastern Washington is now open!

Pend Oreille River Closed to Recreational Activities

The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office has closed the Pend Oreille River to recreational activities due to safety concerns about extremely high river flows and flooding, as reported by KXLY. That order includes the reservoir at Seattle City Light’s Boundary Hydroelectric Project.

Boundary Hydroelectric Project Receives National Historic Recognition

For more than 50 years, the Boundary Hydroelectric Project has powered Seattle with its clean hydropower. At 340 feet tall, the concrete double-curvature arch of Boundary Dam cuts an imposing figure on the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington. In January, City Light submitted an application to the Washington Department of… [ Keep reading ]

❄️Winter Wonderland at City Light’s Hydroelectric Projects❄️

Our hydroelectric projects in the North Cascades and in northeastern Washington have had enough snow to make Jack Frost jealous.

Seattle City (spot)Light: Bear Holter

Machinist Crew Chief Bear Holter has worked at City Light for 25 years. Currently, he oversees the hydroelectric maintenance at Boundary Dam. “We handle the mechanical maintenance at the powerhouse,” Bear explained. “Things like turbine overhauls and other mechanical work. We also maintain our mobile equipment and take care of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kevin Lidtka

Kevin Lidtka is a Laser Scanning Technician at City Light, a title that might make it sound like he works on office equipment. That perception couldn’t be further from the truth.