An Idaho company is exploring the possibility of building a dam and reservoir near Prineville for generating hydropower.
The project would create a smaller dam and reservoir above Bowman Dam and the Prineville Reservoir, which supplies irrigation water.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a preliminary permit July 19 to Prineville Energy Storage LLC, an affiliate of Boise-based Gridflex Energy. It allows a feasibility study for a 40-foot dam and reservoir.
Read more at The Register-Guard.