AW Weighs In On Teton River Dam Relicensing (ID)
This week American Whitewater kicked off our involvement with the relicensing of Felt Dam on the Teton River, near Tetonia, Idaho. The process will take several years and will result in a new 30-50 year license for this hydropower project, which bisects a Class V reach and a Class III(IV) reach of the Teton River.
Based on our conversations with local paddlers, there is an opportunity and need to improve river access and egress near the project, which is located on federal BLM lands. We'll be working with the dam owner, the BLM, and local paddlers to improve parking, portage, and trail access to the river.