Nisqually Hydroelectric Project

Puget Sound; Nisqually River, Thurston & Pierce Counties, Washington

Project Profile

The Nisqually Hydroelectric Project (Tacoma Power) affected stream flow for ESA-listed fish.

Listed Species

Puget Sound Chinook

Puget Sound Steelhead


Tacoma Power

FERC Relicensing Status

FERC issued a new project operating license in 1997, before there were ESA-listed fish in the area. License requirements include minimum instream flows, downramping rate restrictions, and an emergency flow bypass.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-1862

No NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion