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Shimmering Green and Skagit Gneiss

Every year, the North Cascades National Park Complex welcomes hundreds of visitors looking for outdoor activities among the stunning vistas of the North Cascades. And there are few sights more Instagram-worthy than the shimmering green waters of Diablo Lake, one of the reservoirs at Seattle City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project. Diablo… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Funds Glacier Recession Research

Seattle City Light recently funded a study which researched and forecasted the recession patterns of glaciers in our region. The research article, titled “Glacier Recession and the Response of Summer Streamflow in the Pacific Northwest United States, 1960-2099,” explores the recent recession patterns of these glaciers whose melt and water… [ Keep reading ]

Safeguarding Skagit: Inside the Newhalem-Diablo Fire Brigade

During an emergency—whether someone has a bump or bruise during a dam tour or is involved in a serious traffic accident on the North Cascades Highway—a team of City Light employees takes action, changing from their daily roles at the utility to act as members of the Newhalem-Diablo Fire Brigade.

❄️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.

See Skagit: Diablo Lake Boat Tour

This summer, see the many places and meet the many faces of Skagit. Meet Tre Nabstedt. He’s one of three boat captains that takes you aboard Skagit Tour’s Alice Ross IV boat for an unforgettable cruise on Diablo Lake. This summer will mark his second season showcasing the incredible splendor… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit Tours: New and Improved for 2016

A new vessel, the Alice Ross IV, is making its debut on the Diablo Lake Boat Tours in 2016.

Massive Moving Project Supports Replacement of Transformers at Ross Dam Powerhouse

For the first time since Ross Dam and its powerhouse went into service in the 1950s, Seattle City Light is replacing the large transformers that convert electricity generated at the powerhouse to higher voltage for transmission to Seattle.

New Transformers Coming to Ross Powerhouse

As Seattle City Light replaces 60-year-old transformers at the Ross Powerhouse, Colonial Creek Campground users may see some temporary impacts.

Seattle City Light Testing New Skagit Tours Boat, Alice Ross IV

Construction is complete on Seattle City Light’s new tour boat, the Alice Ross IV, and sea trials are underway to test the boat before it begins service for Skagit Tours on Diablo Lake this summer.

Ross barge landing back in service

The barge landing at Diablo Lake – the only way to bring in heavy gear to the Ross powerhouse – has been restored to service four months ahead of schedule.