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PUD looking to dewater Enloe to verify safety of dam

PUD looking to dewater Enloe to verify safety of dam

As it moves forward with potentially generating power again at Enloe Dam, the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) needs to examine the condition of the almost-century-old dam.

CORRECTIONS

A story about Enloe Dam in the March 11 edition provided an incorrect amount for the estimated cost of a sediment study. The study is expected to cost $70,000, not $70 million. The names of Rick Swanson and Jeremy Newman were misspelled in an article in the Methow Home supplement published March 11.
PUD in preliminary talks to swap Enloe Dam for fish habitat

PUD in preliminary talks to swap Enloe Dam for fish habitat

After years of tentative discussions, the PUD, state and federal agencies, and representatives from environmental organizations and the Colville tribes are seriously exploring ideas that could lead to the removal of Enloe Dam. The Okanogan County
PUD commissioners preserve all options for Enloe Dam

PUD commissioners preserve all options for Enloe Dam

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners have kept their options open on Enloe Dam, passing a resolution to request an extension on design and construction so they can look for partners to operate the dam, remove it, or even devise an alternative …
PUD commissioners set to decide future of Enloe Dam next week

PUD commissioners set to decide future of Enloe Dam next week

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) commissioners will consider two resolutions next week that could decide the fate of Enloe Dam — whether to reenergize it to generate power or to remove the dam from the Similkameen River. The dam, near Oroville, has not produced power …
Fate of PUD’s Enloe Dam still uncertain

Fate of PUD’s Enloe Dam still uncertain

By Marcy Stamper
After more than half a century as a disused concrete spillway, powerhouse and reservoir, Enloe Dam may be closer to its next phase in life — either being retrofitted to generate power or removed entirely. The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) has seven months to seek an extension from the Federal...
State board: PUD must protect fish, visual impact at Enloe Dam

State board: PUD must protect fish, visual impact at Enloe Dam

By Marcy Stamper A state board has agreed with a coalition of environmental groups that the PUD’s plans to significantly reduce water flows over Enloe Dam and a nearby waterfall may not be adequate to protect both aesthetics and fish. The Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) has ordered the district to monitor the effects of...
Pollution board: PUD must consider visual impact of flows at Enloe Dam

Pollution board: PUD must consider visual impact of flows at Enloe Dam

By MARCY STAMPER  A state board has agreed with a coalition of environmental groups that the PUD’s plans to significantly reduce water flows over Enloe Dam and a nearby waterfall may not be adequate to protect both aesthetics and fish. The Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) has ordered the district to monitor the effects of...
PUD gets federal license to restart Enloe Dam

PUD gets federal license to restart Enloe Dam

BY MARCY STAMPER After five years of public comment and environmental review, the PUD has received a federal license to restart Enloe Dam for the first time in more than half a century. There are at least two issues that must be resolved before the Okanogan County Public Utility District can start construction at the...