Monday Top of the Scroll: PG&E releases potential plan for removal of Eel River dams
On Friday, PG&E released a potential draft plan for removing Scott Dam and Cape Horn Dam on the Eel River. The framework is part of the process of surrendering the utility company’s federal license to operate the Potter Valley hydroelectric project, established more than 100 years ago. The project hasn’t generated power since 2021, but dams still block fish passage. In statements, environmental and fish advocacy groups celebrated that the plan, which includes full dam removal, would restore historic flows to the headwaters of the Eel River and pressed the need for speed to save declining fish populations.