Studies & Publications

This study was prepared by Miller Pacific Engineering Group and written by Scott Stephens in 2018.

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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. Published August 2016.

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This report was prepared for the Eel River Forum by the Eel River Forum members May 2016.
 
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This study was conducted by Eli Asarian of Riverbend Sciences on behalf of Friends of the Eel River in October 2015.
 
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This study was prepared by Scott Bauer, Jennifer Olson, Adam Cockrill, Michael van Hattem, Linda Miller, Margaret Tauzer, and Gordon Leppig and published March 18, 2015.
 
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This letter sent from Southwick Associates Fish and Wildlife Economics and Statistics on August 9, 2012 details the value of the salmon fishery.
 
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This report was commissioned by California Trout and written by Ronald M. Yoshiyama and Peter B. Moyle at University of California Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. It was published February 1, 2010.
 
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This report was commissioned bye California Trout in 2008. It was written by Peter B. Moyle, Joshua A. Israel, and Sabra E. Purdy at the Center for Watershed Sciences at University of California Davis.
 
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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.
 
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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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