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Be Thankful For Northwest Dams

As I was driving across the state recently, from Olympia to Spokane, I could see from the windshield why farmers and others are worried about a drought this summer. There isn’t much snow in the mountains. A few days later Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. Snowpack is just 16 percent of normal, the governor said, and officials …

Richelle BeckBe Thankful For Northwest Dams
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Snow Melts, Rain Falls, Rivers Form and Magic Happens in the Northwest

This spring, a fresh round of CleanHydro advertising is telling the story of hydropower dams and the incredible power of the Columbia and Snake Rivers to benefit our daily lives. You may have seen the new television ad “Snow Melts” that describes how, in the Northwest, when snow melts, rain falls and rivers form, something very special happens: renewable electric …

nwrpSnow Melts, Rain Falls, Rivers Form and Magic Happens in the Northwest
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Poll Shows Growing Support for Hydropower

This week as we mark Earth Day, it’s especially important to recognize that the Northwest is a special place where hydropower provides 90 percent of our renewable energy and keeps the air clean. It also remains the backbone of the region’s economy, producing affordable reliable power that help families and keeps existing businesses competitive and attracts new ones. The public …

nwrpPoll Shows Growing Support for Hydropower