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City Light Dams and Safety

With the severe damage recently caused to the spillway feature of California’s Oroville dam, which forced 188,000 people to evacuate, we spoke with Chief Dam Safety Engineer Kim Pate, who shared insight on City Light dams, their structures and emergency protocols. Can you explain what happened with Oroville? The best way… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit Hydroelectric Project Generates $500,000 a Year for Local Economy

Seattle City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project and the recreational opportunities created by the utility in support of those operations contribute at least $500,000 annually to the economies in Skagit and Whatcom Counties.