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Eel River Reporter Fall 2014
Eel River Reporter Fall 2013
Eel River Reporter Fall 2012
Eel River Reporter Spring 2011
Eel River Reporter Spring 2009
Eel River Reporter Spring 2008
Eel River Reporter Fall 2008
Eel River Reporter Spring 2007
Eel River Reporter Fall 2007
Eel River Reporter Spring 2006
Eel River Reporter Fall 2006
Eel River Reporter Spring 2005
Eel River Reporter Fall 2005
Eel River Reporter Fall 2004
Eel River Reporter 2003
Eel River Reporter Spring 2002
Eel River Reporter Summer 2002
Eel River Reporter Fall 2002
Eel River Reporter Spring 2001
Eel River Reporter Summer 2001
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Eel River Reporter Spring 2000
Eel River Reporter Summer 2000
Eel River Reporter Fall 2000
Eel River Reporter Spring 1999
Eel River Reporter Summer 1999
Eel River Reporter Fall 1999

This study was conducted by John Rosenblum, PhD. He concluded that replacing the hydropower facility with 3 acres of solar panels would increase energy generation.

Dr. Rosenblum also noted that hydropower is extremely variable, and that output is often at zero in winter when solar output would also be low. Given that the Potter Valley Project is operated to divert water out of the watershed, energy generation is highest in the summer (when irrigation needs are highest) and could easily be replaced by solar PV.
 
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This study was conducted by Dr. Alison O'Dowd and Dr. William Trush, co-directors of Humboldt State University's River Institute.

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This study was conducted by Eli Asarian of Riverbend Sciences on behalf of Friends of the Eel River in 2015.

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This report was prepared by the Center for Environmental Economic Development (CEED) on behalf of Friends of the Eel River in 2002.

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This report was prepared by the Center for Environmental Economic Development (CEED) on behalf of Friends of the Eel River in 2004.

Click here to read the Executive Summary.
Click here to read the report