Sunset Falls Hydroelectric Project

Puget Sound; South Fork Skykomish River, Snohomish County, Washington

Project Profile

Sunset Falls is on a river with ESA-listed fish. If the project is developed, it will include fish screens to comply with NOAA Fisheries’ criteria, and the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will renovate its fishway.

Listed Species

Puget Sound Chinook

Puget Sound Steelhead


Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

FERC Relicensing Status

FERC granted a preliminary permit for the project in 2012.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-14295

No NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion