Hydroelectric for Gold Ray dam?

Officials are considering reviving hydroelectric power at the dam, but expense is a concern.

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Hydroelecric power may return at the Gold Ray Dam, but bringing it back could be expensive or even illegal.

County officials say it’s a long shot at best that reviving the idle dam’s hydroelectric power-generation capacity would pencil out to be more profitable than removing the structures.

What it would take to render the dam and powerhouse operable will be explored in an upcoming environmental assessment that is part of the county’s $5.5 million contract with a construction firm to design a dam-removal strategy and study its impacts.

Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.

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