Interior provides funding for Montana's Yellowtail Afterbay hydropower project

Yellowtail Afterbay Dam

A US$655,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help the Crow Tribe complete work on an 8 MW hydropower project at the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam.

The funding, announced by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell during a recent visit to Montana, will allow for environmental evaluations, permitting, engineering and design work.

The hydroelectric plant is intended to help the Crow Tribe diversify its revenue. Currently, the group is largely dependent on coal mining.

Other funding for the project was secured through the Crow Water Rights Settlement signed by President Barack Obama in December 2010.

Yellowtail Afterbay Dam is located on the Bighorn River about two miles downstreanm from Yellowtail Dam. The dam is a 72-foot-high concrete gravity structure with embankment wings.

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