Here’s the release from the Bureau of Reclamation (Patience Hurley):
Reclamation announced today that Great Plains Regional Director Michael J. Ryan signed a Lease of Power Privilege for Granby Dam located near Granby, Colorado.
The LOPP authorizes Northern Water Hydropower Water Activity Enterprise development of a 1.2 megawatt hydropower plant at the base of Granby Dam, a west-slope feature of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The project utilizes a “run of dam” design that harnesses water releases from Granby Dam to generate power and provide a clean, renewable source of energy to north-central Colorado.
The final environmental assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact are available at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao/nepa/granby_hydropower.html or you may request a paper copy by contacting Patience Hurley at (701) 221-1204.
More Colorado-Big Thompson Project coverage here.