Lake Chelan Hydroelectric Project

Columbia River Basin; Chelan River, Chelan County, Washington

Project Profile

The Lake Chelan Hydroelectric Project affected stream flows in the Chelan River, and blocks fish passage to the upper Chelan River, which was possibly impassable before project construction.

Listed Species

Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon

Snake River fall Chinook salmon

Upper Columbia River spring Chinook salmon

Upper Willamette River Chinook salmon

Lower Columbia River Chinook salmon

Snake River steelhead

Upper Columbia River steelhead

Middle Columbia River steelhead

Upper Willamette River steelhead

Lower Columbia River steelhead

Columbia River chum salmon

Snake River sockeye salmon

Lower Columbia River coho salmon

Licensee

Chelan County Public Utility District

FERC Relicensing Status

FERC issued a new 50-year license in November 2006. The new license provides flows in the Chelan River, and improved hatchery augmentation for summer and fall Chinook in the lower Chelan River.

Resources

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-637

NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion