Hydropower & Salmon

Salmon recovery and restoration in the Pacific Northwest is a collaborative effort by our federal and state agencies, tribes, utilities, and countless other entities. Together, we all work together to address all the ways a salmon’s life cycle can be impacted: hydropower, hatcheries, habitat, and harvest.

New turbines and other improvements have enabled our dams to produce energy more efficiently while reducing impacts to fish.

Installation of state-of-the-art components has resulted in 95% average per-dam survival for migrating juvenile fish.

Billions of dollars have been invested in tributary and estuary habitat restoration.

As more fish return to the river, the region continues its commitment to a healthy ecosystem that includes clean, renewable hydropower.