Monday, October 23, 2006

Lake Elsinore Hydroelectric Update

The controversial Lake Elsinore hydroelectric project ("LEAPS") has been amended and resubmitted for consideration. The project now proposes to bury high power transmission lines so as not to interfere with hangliding and other recreational activities (not to mention home owner concers).

The project, which is being put forth by Nevada Hydro, would pump water from Lake Elsinore uphill to a reservoir that would then release the water through hydroelectric turbines back down to the Lake.

The Press Enterprise article has a good summary of the project and a timeline.

Plan 'buries' power lines [Riverside Press Enterprise]