McNary Fisheries Compensation Committee
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In July 1991, Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District entered into an agreement with state and federal fisheries agencies to mitigate the impacts to anadromous fish species (largely, salmon and steelhead) arising from the construction and operation of the PUD’s hydroelectric generating facility at McNary Dam.
The agreement was the result of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) request that the PUD and the agencies work out a mutually satisfactory arrangement to mitigate for the impacts of the project. The agreement calls for use of revenues from the generating facility to be placed into an irrevocable trust fund to provide financial assurance that future fishery mitigation measures could be expeditiously implemented. The PUD agreed to provide the annual contribution to the trust fund, which was formally created on Oct. 30, 1997.
The agreement also provided for the formation of the McNary Fisheries Compensation Committee, which meets regularly and administers the Trust Fund and its expenditures on mitigation measures.
The committee meets four times a year, around the middle of February, May, August and November. Meetings are held at the Northern Wasco County PUD offices, 2345 River Road in The Dalles.
Questions? Call Rick Martinson, the Committee Coordinator at 541-980-7727.
Phone in number to listen to committee meetings: 866-821-0968 passcode: 7632055
Only recent documents are provided on the web site. For archived documents, contact the committee coordinator listed above.
Committee Protocols Changes
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