Snohomish County PUD http://kplu.org en PUD Changes Course; No Dam for Skykomish River’s Sunset Falls http://kplu.org/post/pud-changes-course-no-dam-skykomish-river-s-sunset-falls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plans to put a dam on one of Washington’s most scenic rivers have been called off.</span></p><p>The Snohomish County Public Utilities District says it has a better plan for the area on the Skykomish River near Index. But o<span style="line-height: 1.5;">pponents of the project say it’s still too early to declare a victory.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Snohomish County PUD was planning an inflatable weir for the bend in the river near Sunset Falls, not far from Index. The utility said it had a design that would rise and fall with the river, making it safe for endangered fish runs and minimally disruptive to the scenic value of the area.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16056 at http://kplu.org PUD Changes Course; No Dam for Skykomish River’s Sunset Falls Feds OK Snohomish County PUD's Tidal Power Project In Admiralty Inlet http://kplu.org/post/feds-ok-snohomish-county-puds-tidal-power-project-admiralty-inlet <p>Federal regulators have given unanimous approval for an underwater energy project powered by the tides in Washington’s Admiralty Inlet.</p><p>Two turbines will take advantage of the fast-moving currents and daily tidal movements in the busy passage west of Whidbey Island, at a depth of about 200 feet.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:02:05 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15096 at http://kplu.org Feds OK Snohomish County PUD's Tidal Power Project In Admiralty Inlet Sunset Falls Dam Fight: Citizen Activists Accuse SnoPUD Of Waste, Secret Meeting http://kplu.org/post/sunset-falls-dam-fight-citizen-activists-accuse-snopud-waste-secret-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New accusations are fueling an ongoing controversy over a proposal to put a small inflatable dam on one of the Northwest’s scenic treasures. Opponents accuse the Snohomish County </span>PUD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of clouding the issue with confusing information and a secret meeting.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12990 at http://kplu.org Sunset Falls Dam Fight: Citizen Activists Accuse SnoPUD Of Waste, Secret Meeting Dam Dispute Surfaces in Salmon Policy http://kplu.org/post/dam-dispute-surfaces-salmon-policy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/protectedareas/home/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">road map for balancing environmental needs with the need to generate power</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from the Northwest's hydroelectric dams is being revised. And the move has some people worried it could open the door to destructive dam projects on Washington rivers.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:05:34 +0000 Liam Moriarty 10026 at http://kplu.org Dam Dispute Surfaces in Salmon Policy