Avista Receives Outstanding Steward Award from National Hydropower Association

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Avista Receives Outstanding Steward Award from National Hydropower Association

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.@AvistaUtilities proud to be named Outstanding Steward of waterways for work on Spokane River http://3bl.me/r4z8be
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 5:00pm

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Avista successfully restored two channels downstream of their Upper Falls Development on the Spokane River to look much the way it did long ago, before the channels were altered to divert water to numerous flour and lumber mills, as well as for hydropower generation. The channel restoration, using weirs shaped and colored to look like the bedrock throughout the river, spread water more evenly throughout the two channels and has now functioned successfully through an entire spill season. Combined, they produce an aesthetically pleasing flow over the falls that viewers can enjoy throughout the year.

Click here to continue reading about Avista Utlilities Upper Falls Aesthetic Spill Project

*This article originally appeared on The National Hydropower Association's website

Keywords: Environment | Avista Utilities | Environmental Stewardship | Hydroelectricity | river

CAMPAIGN: A Diverse Portfolio of Generating Resources

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