Senate approves license for American Falls Dam project

Legislation introduced by Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and co-sponsored by Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) to provide a license extension for the American Falls Reservoir District No. 2 project passed the U.S. Senate June 20 by unanimous consent.

The American Falls Dam Reservoir No. 2 was completed in 1927 as a state hydropower project and operates under a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The license is expired and FERC re-licensing requires congressional action and presidential approval.

S. 276 was introduced by Sen. Risch in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee earlier this year. The re-licensure will allow construction and efficiency work on American Falls Dam Reservoir No. 2.

The American Falls Dam system contains 1,700,000 acre-feet of water with 125 miles of shoreline. American Falls Dam Reservoir No. 2 is operated by the Big Wood Canal Co.

A similar measure passed the U.S. Senate in the last Congress, but was not voted on in the House.

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