Construction Projects at Black Canyon Diversion Dam

Black Canyon DamReclamation plans to perform multiple construction projects at the Black Canyon Diversion Dam in the coming years, including the following:

  • relocation of the existing 69kV switchyard
  • upgrade existing unit controls
  • install a debris rake system for the upstream intake structure
  • construct a 12.5MW third generating unit (ON HOLD)

The majority of the project will be funded by the Bonneville Power Administration, which markets the hydroelectric power generated at Reclamation facilities in the Pacific Northwest.

Related Information
06/2016 Finding of No Significant Impact & Final Environmental Assessment Construction of a Third Hydroelectric Generating Unit at Black Canyon Diversion Dam PDF 22.53 mb New
02/2016 Construction of a Third Hydroelectric Generating Unit at Black Canyon Dam Draft Environmental Assessment PDF 8.14 mb
06/2013 Black Canyon Power Plant Location Map PDF 167 kb
06/2011 Construction of a Third Hydroelectric Generating Unit - Black Canyon Dam Draft Environmental Assessment PDF 2.21 mb
News Releases
04/2018 New Hydroelectric Project on Hold at Black Canyon Diversion Dam
06/24/2016 Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for the Third Hydroelectric Unit Project at Black Canyon Dam
02/23/2016 Reclamation to Host Open House on Proposed Third Hydroelectric Generating Unit at Black Canyon Dam
02/12/2016 Draft Environmental Assessment Released for Proposed Third Hydroelectric Generating Unit at Black Canyon Dam
01/23/2015 Wild Rose Park Will Remain Open for the 2015 Recreation Season
07/01/2014 Wild Rose Park to Close during Construction at Black Canyon Diversion Dam in 2015
06/16/2014 New Hydroelectric Generating Unit Delayed at Black Canyon Diversion Dam
06/20/2013 Wild Rose Park to Close During Construction at Black Canyon Diversion Dam
06/13/2013 Reclamation to Host Open House on Black Canyon Diversion Dam Hydropower Construction Project
01/29/2013 Reclamation Resumes Drawdown at Black Canyon Reservoir for Data Collection
12/14/2012 Reclamation Work at Black Canyon Dam Delayed Due to Recent Rainfall, Caution Advised Near Riverbanks
11/09/2012 Reclamation Draws Black Canyon Reservoir Down for Design Data Collection, Caution Advised by Riverbanks
10/25/2011 Reclamation Issues Final EA/FONSI on New Hydropower Unit at Black Canyon Diversion Dam
Additional Resources
https://www.usbr.gov/pn/snakeriver/landuse/blackcanyon/


Contact

David Denton, PMP
Project Manager
(208) 378-5360
ddenton@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Pacific Northwest Region
1150 N. Curtis Road
Boise, Idaho 83706

Richard Jackson
NEPA Specialist
(208) 383-2285
rjackson@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Snake River Area Office
230 Collins Road
Boise, Idaho 83702


Last Updated: 4/10/18