Development of the Collett Reservoir Addition to the Muck Valley Hydroelectric Project

by Robert Looper, Malacha Hydro Ltd Partnership, Redding, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


The existing 26 MW Muck Valley Hydroelectric Project is located on the Pit River, 90 miles east of Redding in Northastern California. The Project was licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as Project No. 8296 in December 1986 and was placed in service in December 1988. In January 1989, a FERC license Amendment to the Project was filed for the Collett Addition, a 7800 acre-ft off-stream storage reservoir to enhance summer peak generation. The FERC Amendment was issued on June 7, 1990 and the Project was placed in service in December 21, 1990. This paper presents a discussion in the use of off-stream storage to enhance run-of-river hydroelectric facilities. The Collett Reservoir Addition is utilized as a case example.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Hydro power | Water storage | Federal government | Storage facilities | Case studies | Power plants | Rivers and streams | California | United States

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