The Okanogan County Public Utility District #1 (PUD) Feb. 23 meeting saw options still being weighed regarding the fate of Enloe Dam. Commissioner John Houston reported being in contact with a Washington, DC law firm to have a letter drafted requesting an extension on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license to begin construction on the Enloe Dam Hydroelectric Project. The current deadline for the PUD to begin construction is July 1, 2015.
Dear Editor, I am responding to a recent Gazette-Tribune article about Enloe Dam, which featured unsupported predictions from the PUD on how much it might cost to remove the dam. The PUD’s cost estimates have no basis in reality and seem more intended to shock ratepayers into letting the PUD off the hook on its [...]
For such a little dam, especially in light of a county that boasts at least part of the Grand Coulee Dam, Enloe seems to bring out all sorts of emotions.