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By Ben Mitchell
Gorge News Reports 

New Big Knight-Eddy proposal includes KPUD transmission lines


The Klickitat County Public Utility District got some good news recently when conservation group Friends of the Columbia Gorge announced that a portion of the money the group will receive from a Bonneville Power Authority settlement will, pending BPA approval, go toward a pair of power line removal projects KPUD asked Friends to fund with the settlement money late last year.

On June 4, Friends submitted a $347,000 funding proposal to BPA that will go toward removing power lines near Catherine Creek and the mouth of the Klickitat River in order to reduce the scenic impacts caused by the lines, as well as improving power transmission.

The Catherine Creek project entails the removal of 44 ut...

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