PacifiCorp wants to decommission Mirror Pond dam

PacifiCorp wants to decommission Mirror Pond dam

PacifiCorp wants to decommission or transfer ownership of the Mirror Pond dam.

Utility executives revealed their plan and the preliminary results of an engineering survey of the dam during a private meeting with Bend City Councilor Mark Capell and Bend Park & Recreation District Executive Director Don Horton on Friday, according to Capell.

“It simply isn’t cost-effective or in the best interests of all our customers throughout six western states for PacifiCorp to rebuild the facility and generate power to serve current and future generations of customers,” PacifiCorp’s Vice President for Renewable Resources Mark Tallman stated in the press release.

Read more at The Bend Bulletin.