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City Light Completes Repairs on Newhalem Penstock

A Seattle City Light contractor recently completed a year long project at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project to replace 52 deteriorating, wooden saddles that support the Newhalem Penstock. The old wooden saddles were replaced with new, cast-in-place concrete saddles that will provide structural support so that the penstock will not collapse.

Seattle City (spot)Light: Al Ferrara

Al Ferrara has served City Light the past three years as the Maintenance Manager at the utility’s Skagit Project. Hailing from Rochester in upstate New York, Al’s been an electrician most of his career. Ask him what he misses most about his hometown and he’ll quickly mention the food and… [ Keep reading ]

See Skagit: Dam Good Chicken Dinner

This summer, see the many places and meet the many faces of Skagit. Meet Chris Gochenour. He’s part of the culinary team behind Skagit’s hottest dinner reservation—the immensely popular Dam Good Chicken Dinner. When he’s not cranking out chicken for hungry visitors, you can catch Chris serving up meals at… [ Keep reading ]

City Light to Replace Newhalem Penstock Saddles

Seattle City Light will be replacing 52 deteriorating, wooden saddles that support the Newhalem Penstock with new, cast-in-place concrete saddles. These new saddles will provide structural stability and protect the integrity of the penstock.

Diablo Lake Lowering Delayed Until Sept. 23

Seattle City Light is delaying the start of a drawdown of Diablo Lake until Sept. 23.

Seattle City Light Evacuates Diablo as Goodell Creek Fire Approaches

Seattle City Light started evacuating employees Wednesday from the town of Diablo and helped evacuate visitors at the North Cascades Institute’s Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake and at the Ross Lake Resort as the Goodell Creek Fire approached facilities at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project.

Diablo Lake to Be Lowered for Construction Work

To continue construction of a new heavy barge landing dock, Seattle City Light will lower the water level of Diablo Lake at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project by up to 10 feet. The drawdown will start on Sept. 10 and take up to six days to complete. Low lake levels are scheduled to last until Nov. 5.

Seattle City Light-Funded Researchers Publish Scientific Paper on Pikas

A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia studying pikas with help from a Seattle City Light grant issued under the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Wildlife Research Program has published a scientific paper with its findings about the biodiversity of the tiny mammals.

Seattle City Light Funds Study of the American Pika in North Cascades

A research project funded by Seattle City Light is working to answer the question: “How is climate change affecting high elevation mammal populations such as pika?”

Ross Lake Now Open for Fishing

The return of summer opens new opportunities for exploring the rugged and beautiful North Cascades, including Ross Lake, which is now open for fishing.