Posts tagged with North Cascades National Park Archives - Powerlines

Uncovering History: The Life of a Seattle City Light Archaeologist

Seattle City Light’s more than 1,800 employees hold a bevy of positions from engineer, to lineworker, to fish biologist to fudge master (although that last one is more of a moniker). Here’s another enviable position to add to the list: archaeologist. Since assuming her role in 2016, Senior Archaeologist Andrea… [ Keep reading ]

Let it Snow: How City Light Snowpack Study Guides its Hydroelectric Production

The expansive Cascade Range serves as a backdrop throughout the Western U.S. With its iconic peaks piercing the sky; it’s no wonder that travelers from across the world visit the range each year. But the Cascade Range, specifically the North Cascades and the Canadian Cascades, is also vital to the… [ Keep reading ]

American Pikas: The Cute but Fierce Dwellers of the North Cascades

The American Pikas are arguably one of the cutest (if not the cutest) mammals in Washington. These cuddly looking creatures are closely related to rabbits and can be found in the mountains of western North America living in the boulder fields and talus near the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Despite… [ Keep reading ]

Low Ross Lake Levels Projected for 2019 Summer Recreation Season

Skagit Hydroelectric Project, Newhalem, Wash. – Due to a decline in snow pack and rainfall in the Skagit basin, Seattle City Light is predicting water levels in the Ross reservoir at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project will be significantly lower than normal during the upcoming summer months. Ross reservoir and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Announces Recipients of 2019 Wildlife Research Program Grants

Last week, City Light announced the recipients of four new Wildlife Research Program research grants aimed at gaining a better understanding of wildlife and ecosystems in the North Cascades.

City Light’s Wildlife Research Program Recognized for Research on the American Pika

City Light’s Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Wildlife Research Program is producing new information on a species in the North Cascades: the American Pika. The American Pika (pictured above), a diurnal species closely related to rabbits, is found in the mountains of western North America and lives in the boulder fields… [ Keep reading ]

Raising the levels: Seattle City Light’s work to keep the Skagit River communities safe

The Skagit Hydroelectric Project is responsible for more than 30% of the clean electricity produced by Seattle City Light. Situated near the North Cascades National Park Complex, the Skagit Project uses three dams: Gorge, Ross and Diablo and three reservoirs (or lakes) of the same name to maintain the water… [ 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 ]

5 Things to Explore at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project

Summer is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest with the fall season peeking over the horizon. Before we know it, school will be back in session, leaves will start to change colors and the days will begin to get shorter. Now is the time to plan that one… [ 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.