The Regulatory Process in Oregon: A Case History of the Lava Diversion Hydropower Project, Deschutes River
Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries
Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;
American Fisheries Society
The environmental review of the Lava Diversion Project on the Upper Deschutes River, Oregon has revealed that there are problems that affect orderly consideration of hydropower projects. The problems are a result of past adverse impacts of hydropower projects, evolving state regulations, understaffing of state agencies, and lack of a coordinated process at the state level. These will be discussed as they have affected the project.