The Clackamas River is well known as one of the classic whitewater runs of the Pacific Northwest with plenty of great class III intermediate whitewater and tributaries with challenging class V. American Whitewater was a stakeholder in the relicensing of Portland General Electric's (PGE) hydropower project on this river where we worked with the local paddling community to advocate for river and fisheries restoration, improved public access to the river, enhanced and expanded gauge information, and a study of a playboating feature to mitigate for lost opportunities and impacts of the project.
Specific Conditions in the Settlement Agreement which were formally approved with the issuance of new hydropower license in December 2010 include the following:
As a party to the settlement, American Whitewater has continued our involvement in this project by working with PGE on the implementation of these license measures.
The contacts below include staff and volunteers working on this project. Make sure you are logged in if you wish to join the group.
|Thomas O'Keefe||Seattle WA||Details...|
|Luke Spencer||Portland or||Details...|
|Keith Jensen||Portland OR||Details...|
Section of the Recreation Plan that covers whitewater recreation as part of the Settlement Agreement for the Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project.
Evaluation of flows and whitewater recreation on the Three Lynx Reach and Bob's Hole on the Clackamas River.
Evaluation of regional demand for whitewater kayaking in the greater Portland area.
Study of whitewater boating opportunities on the Faraday Reach of the Clackamas River.
Evaluation of potential sites for a playboating feature associated with the Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project.
Whitewater boating study of the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas.
Comments on the proposed Palomar Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Pipeline
Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Clackamas Wild and Scenic River and State Scenic Waterway.
Whitewater Recreation Map of the Wild and Scenic Upper Clackamas River
Clackamas River Clean Up This Weekend (OR)
September 5, 2012
Clackamas River (OR) Clean Up
August 22, 2008