Douglas PUD is currently a signatory party to the Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Protection Program Agreement (HRFCPPA) signed in 2004. The HRFCPPA serves as the vehicle through which PUD No. 2 of Grant County (Grant PUD) protects and enhances fall Chinook salmon in the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River, downstream of their Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Project. The HRFCPPA defines operational constraints and other measures whereby Grant PUD manages flow below the Priest Rapids Project during critical periods of the life-cycle of fall Chinook salmon. Douglas PUD, as one of the “Utility Parties” to the HRFCPPA, commits to certain flow measures to support Grant PUD’s operations that protect fall Chinook in the Hanford Reach portion of the Columbia River.
Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Protection Program – 2004