Extended hours and hard-hat tours welcome guests to dam July 21-26
Commission meeting news. Other topics: fire response, Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
People who want to help those affected by the wildfires burning across the region can donate at Chelan County PUD offices in Wenatchee, Chelan and Leavenworth.
Contractor for Chelan County PUD will replace and repair asphalt on the popular trail
Smoke, heat and highway closure prompt program postponement
Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park launch in Douglas County to close July 14; reopen in early August.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: IRP.
River levels on Rock Island and Rocky Reach reservoirs expected to be lower
Flows into the Chelan River Gorge are balancing lake level with mountain runoff
Free program celebrates culture and wildlife July 11-12
More than 300,000 adult sockeye expected to pass through the dam
Passenger vehicle visitors reminded to keep clear of boat trailer parking
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Insurance coverage; strategic planning; Andrew York Lineman Rodeo.
River level on Rock Island Reservoir likely to be lower
Efforts to install extended fish ladders for adult spring Chinook, steelhead and lamprey show positive results
Commission meeting news: Other topics, surplus land sale; insurance coverage; Berne Substation rebuild; Alcatel contract.
Wildfire south of Wenatchee also disrupts service for about 200 others
Commissioners meeting news.
Looking ahead, normal runoff forecast means lake level to be higher than target on June 1
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
Ramps at Wenatchee Riverfront and Confluence State Park offer Columbia River access
Meeting to discuss plans set for 6 p.m. on May 22
River conditions have stabilized and dam operations are returning to normal
21-member taskforce to bring back recommendations in November
Park users are invited to give input in design
Launches will close for a few hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: updating financial targets; May 5 meeting canceled; United Way support.
Increased river flow means boat ramp is accessible.
Unit C10 temporary repairs completed and successfully returned to service
Initial data reveals fish ladder modifications are effective.
Pedestrian bridge near Confluence State Park will be closed April 23 and 24
Fish hauling program begins at Priest Rapids Dam; Rock Island location 1 fish ladder extension complete
Chelan County PUD is installing three fish ladder extensions at Rock Island Dam.
Temperatures could fall to near freezing.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: salmon passage forum recap, Commissioner Gutzwiler will not seek third term.
If a call is suspicious; hang up and call our office
PUD is ready for juvenile and adult migration at Rock Island Dam
Low Columbia River levels also will close Confluence State Park boat launch for the weekend
Chelan County PUD to hold river level to gather data on irrigator impact
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Wanapum response, wholesale fiber and telecom rates.
State agencies, agriculture representatives and Chelan PUD to hear concerns
River flows as well as head and tail water levels at the dam allow restart
PUD advises public to use caution this weekend
PUD doing flow testing at Rock Island on March 6
Action taken due to continuing drawdown of the Columbia River in the Wanapum Dam reservoir
River and trail users cautioned to stay away from exposed banks; be alert to fluctuating water levels
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Wanapum Dam, hatchery agreement with state Department of Fish and Wildlife, wholesale fiber and telecom rates.
Action taken due to lower than expected river conditions for Rock Island and Rocky Reach Dams
River level to be lowered
PUD engineering analysis determined Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams can operate safely at this time
The dam will open to the public for its 53rd season at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 1.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Rocky Reach, wholesale power sales, snowpack, parks study, fiber rates.
Campaign to raise awareness of conservation measures wins regional award
Commission meeting news. Other topics: water/wastewater rates, surveys, wholesale power sales, fiber rates and runoff forecasts.
Gift from the heart will help warm the homes of our neighbors in need
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Rocky Reach update, wholesale power sales and runoff forecasts.
Chelan PUD crews are ready to respond if the forecast of winds, snow and rain interrupt service
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Rocky Reach repairs, Powerpay promotion, wholesale power sales, snowpack.
Couple one of 8,000 Chelan PUD customers signed up for Powerpay.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: preview of state legislative issues, four parcels of PUD land surplus to District needs.
Testing will mean changing Columbia River levels between Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams.
Northwest electric ratepayers have much at stake in treaty negotiations.
Commission meeting news: Electric rates to stay the same; plan includes reducing long-term debt by another $82 million.
Annual closure helps protect wintering mule deer and other wildlife
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Rocky Reach update, strategic planning, conservation efforts and Chief Joseph Hatchery.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: new Managing Director of Human Resources, Energy Resources update.
Recreational users may notice changes in river levels
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Rocky Reach turnbines, Andrew York Lineman Rodeo, Fitch report, Public Power Week recap.
Fitch Ratings also revises PUD outlook to stable
Commission meeting news. Other topics: no electric rate increase, public power week, south shore fiber.
Public Power Week 2013 celebrates serving our community with pride
PUD to brief community and gather input
Design flaw may have caused a crack in rod on one of the units.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: utility tax, Entiat Transmission project water reservoirs.
Chelan County hosts sale at Easy Street shop
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Conservation, Columbia River Treaty.
Festivities in store at the park on Sept. 10, 2013
The PUD is working with local service providers to remove batteries from the fiber power supply during the next three years.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Hydro bills pass Congress; Colockum Tarps Fire.
PUD commissioners select former Bonneville Power Administration chief to lead PUD
Current GM John Janney agrees to stay on until Sept. 15.
Most days in July, more than 2,000 adult sockeye and 1,500 adult Chinook salmon will make their way past the dam on the way upstream to spawn.
PUD to talk with Rotary and Chelan City Council
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Columbia River Treaty, Experience Rocky Reach, Squilchuck area water debt service retired.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: C10 repairs, conservation for large industrial customers.
Chelan County PUD invites the community to Experience Rocky Reach Dam up close
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Wenatchee fiber repairs, Cascadia Conservation District.
Last winter’s storm leaves additional trees to be removed
End-users urged to contact their service provider to restore service.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Special meetings scheduled.
Seal coating pavement and repainting lines of the boat launch parking lot at Old Mill Park will close access to the boat launch on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Near normal 2013 spring run-off means conditions favorable for summer recreation.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Chelan level, insurance.
Friday outage is set from 9 a.m. to noon.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: thank you for Carol Wardell, PUD awards.
The D3 Tour Geocache Challenge was honored Tuesday by the National Hydro Association with an Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award (OSAW) for Public Education.
Repairing pavement cracks and seal coating sections of the trail and the boat launch parking lot at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park will close the launch Thursday and Friday.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: water and wastewater rates and Reliable Public Power Provider RP3 award.
New rebates on appliances, free manufactured home duct sealing and free refrigerator removal with a $30 incentive are among the choices.
Installing 95-foot poles on April 9 and 10 part of Okanogan Substation construction
About 190 Chelan PUD customers along Cedar Brae and South Shore roads and on Road 6607-112 will be affected.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: water and wastewater rate public meetings.
Learn how to plant the right tree in the right place by talking with local tree experts and Master Gardeners from Washington State University’s Extension Program at the annual Arbor Day celebration and tree seedling distribution on Saturday, April 6, 2013
A power outage on Tuesday, April 2, is the final step in the construction done over the last year to meet growing demand for electric service in the city of Entiat and in the Entiat Valley.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Erik Wahlquist named general counsel and chief compliance officer, general manager search, Lake Wenatchee south shore fiber service.
Removing three trees likely damaged in last December’s storms will require a power outage Tuesday for about 450 Chelan PUD customers near Lake Wenatchee.
Chelan County PUD will pick up customers’ old refrigerators or freezers for free, plus provide a $30 rebate.
After 15 years as Chelan PUD’s chief legal adviser, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Carol Wardell will move into a new role on May 1 as a part-time staff attorney.
The March 1 runoff forecast for the Lake Chelan drainage basin is 92 percent of average for April 1 through July 31.
Commission meeting news.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: credit agency reports, PUD Sustainability Team.
Morgan Stanley Capital Group, Inc. has committed to pay a combined total of $91.8 million for a 5-percent slice of the combined output of Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams from Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2018.
PUD is seeking a nonprofit group to run the concession stand at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park as a fund-raising venture.
Runoff forecast for the Lake Chelan drainage basin is 100 percent of average for April 1 through July 31.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Wenatchee fiber, clean state audit and appliance rebates.
Replacing a power pole likely damaged in last month’s storms will require an outage Wednesday for about 900 Chelan PUD customers near Lake Wenatchee.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Wenatchee fiber, strategic plan.
Community meeting set for Jan. 26.
Come by the '59 Diner anytime between 1 and 5 p.m.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: board officers.
Final forecast for runoff April 1 through July 31, 2013.