Winchester Dam

Umpqua River Basin; North Umpqua River, Douglas County, Oregon

Project Profile

The existing dam has a functioning fish ladder and counting station that does not meet NOAA Fisheries standards, but passes fish with minimal evidence of injury and delay. ESA-listed coho and unlisted summer and winter steelhead and spring Chinook migrate past the dam.

Listed Species

Oregon Coast coho salmon


Coastal Hydropower LLC

FERC Relicensing Status

Coastal Hydropower LLC withdrew its application in January 2011. The dam has not generated electricity since 1923. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains a fish-counting station at the dam.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-13662

No NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion