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NorthWestern Energy Reportedly Violated Requirements At Hebgen Dam

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According to a report filed with the Federal Energy Regulation Commission by NorthWestern Energy, the utility company is in violation of a pair of federal requirements under its dam operating license after a plunge in flows from Hebgen Dam downstream on the Madison River. A broken coupler attached to a gate stem at the dam gate dropped November 30th shrinking the underwater opening from 18 inches down to 6 inches and decreasing the amount of water flow.

Following last week’s dam failure and subsequent repair questions still remain regarding how this happened to begin with. Jeremy Clotfelter the Director of Hyrdo Operations for NorthWestern Energy on the measures currently being taken to answer these questions.

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