Potter Valley Project

Assuring adequate flows for salmon

To learn more about this project, watch our short film “Return to Abundance, Part IV: The Dams”:

Project Goal

Improve streamflows and expand spawning habitat for Eel River salmon and steelhead in the upper mainstem Eel River.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Established modeling tools for assessing flow releases at the Potter Valley Project.

What We Will Achieve

  • Coordinate conservation stakeholders to focus on key PG&E FERC relicensing, habitat, and fish population issues;
  • Implement the Upper Eel River Habitat Assessment above Lake Pillsbury, in preparation for the upcoming PG&E Potter Valley FERC relicensing.


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