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    FERC staff recommends fish passage planning for 134-MW Santee Cooper

    11/02/2007 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff recommends that a formal fish passage implementation plan should be developed before fish passage facilities are constructed at the 134-MW Santee Cooper hydroelectric project in South Carolina.

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    11/01/2007 ADS LLC offers Hydra-Stop products and contract services. The company’s Hydra-Stop business division produces modular pipe mainte- nance equipment designed to stop system shutdowns.

    Corps advances plan to restore fish passage at stalled Elk Creek Dam

    10/16/2007 Backed by initial funding from Congress, the Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to remove a section of the partially built Elk Creek Dam to restore fish passage in Elk Creek northeast of Medford, Ore.

    UPDATE - U.S. extends date for fish passage excavation at Hanson Dam

    10/10/2007 The Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for final excavation and tunneling for a fish passage facility at Howard Hanson Dam, on the Green River in western Washington.

    U.S. seeks bids for fish passage excavation at Hanson Dam

    09/18/2007 The Corps of Engineers is calling for proposals for final excavation and tunneling work for a fish passage facility at Howard Hanson Dam, on the Green River in western Washington.

    U.S. utility assembles new fish passage for 170-MW Baker River

    07/19/2007 Puget Sound Energy announced July 18 it is making progress on the $40 million reconstruction of a floating surface collector for passing juvenile sockeye salmon at its 170.03-MW Baker River hydroelectric project.

    Presumpscot River pact provides dam removal, fish passage

    07/16/2007 Sappi Fine Paper North America has agreed to remove one dam, install fish lifts at another, and launch a trap-and-truck program to jump-start restoration of native sea-run species on Maine's Presumpscot River watershed.

    FPL to build upstream fish passage at four Maine projects

    04/17/2007 FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC has agreed to install upstream fish passage at four more of its hydroelectric projects on the Saco River in southern Maine.

    FERC staff endorses fish passage for 134-MW Santee Cooper

    04/04/2007 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement that recommends $32.9 million in fish passage and protection measures as part of relicensing the 134-MW Santee Cooper project on South Carolina's Santee and Cooper rivers.

    Tech Briefs

    04/01/2007 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a notice of interest in studies of measuring flow rates in short-intake Kaplan turbines.

    Tech Briefs

    03/01/2007 The National Electrical Manufacturers Association announces release of a new standard, MG 1-2006, Motors and Generators.

    U.S. agencies mandate fish passage for four Klamath River dams

    02/02/2007 The Interior and Commerce departments issued final fishway prescriptions January 30, mandating upstream and downstream fish passage construction at four dams of PacifiCorp's 161.338-MW Klamath project in Oregon and California.

    N.H. relicensing pact promotes fish passage on Merrimack

    09/07/2006 Public Service Co. of New Hampshire has reached a relicensing settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that promotes fish and eel passage planning at the utility's 29.9-MW Merrimack River hydroelectric project.

    Yakamas agree to salmon plan for 1,893-MW Priest Rapids

    08/18/2006 Yakama Nation tribal leaders have agreed to join a long-term adaptive management program for Columbia River salmon and other species affected by the 1,893-MW Priest Rapids project, which is being relicensed by Grant County Public Utility District.

    U.S. BPA extends life of Fish Passage Center

    05/31/2006 Bonneville Power Administration has extended an agreement supporting continued operation of the Fish Passage Center through November.

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