Chelan PUD Asks Public to Stop Feeding Marmots

Pesky marmot activities at Chelan PUD Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park and Riverfront Park in Wenatchee and in the past at the Rocky Reach Hydro project are nothing new. These common rodents have wreaked havoc on flower plantings, as well as causing fish habitat damage and riverbank destabilization along the rocky…


Chelan PUD Dealing with Record High Water Levels

A large snowpack followed a hot early spring has resulted in the Chelan PUD trying to deal with all the water coming through the rivers. Commissioner Garry Arseneault says levels are the highest since at least the 1960s. “What has happened is we have had to spill water in order…



Orondo River Park Future Up for Discussion

The Port of Douglas County and Chelan PUD are evaluating the future of Orondo River Park. Kimberlee Craig of the PUD says for now, the park is open for day-use only. “Folks may recall that back last year the Port of Douglas County came to the PUD asking to look…


Several Boat Launches Closed for Memorial Day

Boat launches at Orondo River, Kirby Billingsley Hydro, Confluence Park and Riverfront parks will remain closed for the Memorial Day weekend. Kimberlee Craig from Chelan PUD says you can find all the open boat launch information on their website, ChelanPUD.org. “The public boat launches on the Rock Island reservoir are…


New Chelan PUD Parks Superintendent Hired

Kyle Endelman, a parks professional with more than 20 years’ experience, has joined Chelan PUD as a new superintendent in the Parks Department. He’ll oversee PUD parks in Chelan and on the Columbia River above Rocky Reach Dam. “I fell in love with parks in college when I worked as…


Chelan PUD Books Showing Positive Story So Far

Despite being in one of the most extensive processes of upgrading their facilities, Chelan PUD Commissioner Steve McKenna says the bookkeepers are happy. McKenna said it helps to have a good water year despite going through upgrades and repairs on several area dams. The Commissioners are also thinking about upgrading…


Water Safety Big Focus of Kids Fest Saturday

Nearly 15-hundred people attended the first ever Chelan PUD Kids Fest at Rocky Reach last year, so Kimberlee Craig said they decided they needed to move it, and this year they can use the real world to emphasize one of their goals. The event is still scheduled for this Saturday…


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Chelan PUD Extends Moratorium on Cryptocurrency Mining Applications

From a press release – Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday listened to comments from customer-owners and cryptocurrency miners at a public hearing. Staff reviewed steps taken since the board imposed the March 19 application moratorium for cryptocurrency mining and similar data operations. After hearing staff and public comments, commissioners voted to extend…


Chelan PUD Closing Two Boat Launches Temporarily

From a press release – Kirby Billingsley Hydro ParkChelan PUD is closing all of its public boat launches on the Rock Island reservoir due to the high river flows as a result of the rapid snowmelt into the Columbia River from several river tributaries. This will affect the following launches: …