Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project

Puget Sound; Snoqualmie River, Snohomish County, Washington

Project Profile

The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project affected stream flow for ESA-listed fish.

Listed Species

Puget Sound Chinook

Puget Sound Steelhead

Licensee

Puget Sound Energy

FERC Relicensing Status

FERC issued a new 40-year license in 2004. That license sets minimum instream flows, down-ramping rate restrictions, and flow continuation capability. Puget Sound Energy is renovating or rebuilding much of the project; the upgrades will improve fish protection.  The project is expected to come back on line in the spring of 2013.

Resources

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-2493

No NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion.  NMFS issued a license concurrence letter in 2004.