PUD receives good news toward relicensing Rock Island Dam

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Rock Island Dam
Rock Island Dam.

Chelan County PUD received some good news recently regarding the future of Rock Island Dam.

The district’s investments in powerhouse upgrades and dam spillway safety will assist its efforts to renew the dam’s license.

Federal regulators will apply “early action credit” toward its next operating license.

The ruling will help Chelan PUD move forward on re-licensing

That ensures the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will consider the actions towards a potential 50-year term for Rock Island’s new license.

That would start in 2029.