Frequently Asked Questions
Will they flood us out downstream while it is operating?
The same guidelines currently used by the USACE to control river flow and reservoir elevation will remain in place during and after construction.
Will RRHP be noisy?
The noise from the power house during operation will be lower than the sound of the water currently being discharged from the dam.
Will the river channel be dredged?
No. The project will not affect the river channel depth.
Will the plant continue to run when there is a high demand for power and the lake level is low?
The USACE is the controlling agency over the water level of the reservoir and the release of water from the reservoir. The reservoir’s primary purpose is to manage flood control. The same guidelines currently used by the USACE to control river flow and reservoir elevation will remain in place during and after construction. The less water the USACE releases, the less electricity will be generated. If minimal releases are planned by the USACE due to low lake levels, the plant will not operate until adequate releases are resumed.