City of Albany Hydroelectric Project

Willamette River Basin; South Santiam River, Linn County, Oregon

Project Profile

The City of Albany Hydroelectric Project affected stream flow and passage for ESA-listed fish. The licensee put in place a new system for gauging streamflow to help the city meet minimum flow requirements, made improvements to fish ladders, and added a fish screen to the diversion intake.

Listed Species

Upper Willamette River Chinook

Upper Willamette River steelhead


City of Albany

FERC Relicensing Status

FERC issued a license in 1998. NOAA Fisheries completed a biological opinion on the construction of new fish facilities in 2004. The licensee constructed new fish ladders and screens in 2005-06. The licensee, City of Albany agreed to a revised operational compliance monitoring plan in 2011.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC eLibrary: Docket #P-11509

NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion