Kinni River Corridor Project

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In late 2013, the City began the federal relicensing process for two hydroelectric facilities on the Kinnickinnic River. On March 17, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) granted rehearing of their earlier denial of a request for a five-year license extension for the River Falls Hydroelectric Project. After thoughtful community engagement, the City Council has determined that now is the appropriate time to begin a carefully thought out multi-phased process that leads to a comprehensive long term plan for the broader Kinnickinnic River Corridor. This action extends the existing license term to 2023 and requires the City to provide notice to FERC by August 2018 regarding the City’s preference to relicense or surrender the license for the two hydro-electric facilities.