Newhalem Creek Hydroelectric Facility

Puget Sound; Newhalem Creek, Whatcom County, Washington

Project Profile

Newhalem is a small hydro project of 2.7 megawatts with minimum instream flow protection and a tailrace barrier to protect fish from stranding.

Listed Species

Puget Sound Chinook

Puget Sound Steelhead


Seattle City Light

FERC Relicensing Status

FERC issued a license in 1996, before there were ESA-listed fish in the area.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-2705

No NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion