Sunset Fish Passage and Energy Project
Huxley College of the Environment
Department or Program Affiliation
Department of Environmental Studies
The Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) No. 1 filled for a preliminary permit with the United States of America Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to study the feasibility of a hydroelectric project on the South Fork of the Skykomish River on September 28th, 2011. This small scale hydroelectric project is referred to as the Sunset Fish Passage and Energy Project. By 2015 the FERC had approved the preliminary permit, as well as granted a two-year extension to the Snohomish PUD to continue investigations. In addition to the proposed hydro project, this document suggests an expansion of a pre-existing wind energy facility, called Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, as an alternative to subsidize the energy output from the hydro facility. The following Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) discusses the probable environmental impacts that would result from the hydroelectric project, alternative wind energy project, and no action alternative.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Subject – LCSH (for OAI)
Water-power--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Snohomish County; Fishes--Transportation--Washington (State)--Snohomish County; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Snohomish County
Snohomish County (Wash.)
Environmental impact statement
Western Washington University
Bodensteiner, Leo R.,1957-
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Swortz, Emily; Jobanek, Caitlyn; Mayer, Miles; Wynter, Isaiah; and Oster, Evan, "Environmental impact assessment of: Sunset Fish Passage and Energy Project" (2017). Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications. 70.