Reflections of Prickett Dam
"UPPCOs proposal to allow cutting,
chipping, and/or removal of diseased, dead, and downed trees,
trenching to install electrical lines, placement of walking paths,
filling of low land, and clearing of brush and shrubbery appears
to be in conflict with the intent of the FERC license and associated
From Agency letters (USFS, USFWS, MDNR) to the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC) raising concerns over Upper Peninsula
Power Companys (UPPCO) proposed plans related to residential
development at five U.P. reservoirs, including Prickett Dam (Jan
2006). The reservoir is owned by UPPCO, a subsidiary of WPS Resources
Petenwell Lake, a
FERC regulated reservoir in Wisconsin,
reflecting the removal of stumps and establishment of viewsheds.
We are writing you to help us obtain a
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hearing at Lake Petenwell.
The basis of our request is simple: FERC has not responded to
our properly filed complaint of January 4, 2002, which is approximately
2½ years ago. The License holder, Wisconsin River Power
Company (WRPCO), has turned a deaf ear to our requests for compliance
with their license and it is impossible for us to protect the
public right to use project lands and waters without the assistance
of FERC and the willingness of WRPCO to comply with its license.
President of the Petenwell Castle Rock Property Owners Association
July 2004 letter to Senator Feingold. Petenwell is licensed
to Wisconsin River Power Company, which is owned by Wisconsin
Public Service Corporation, a subsidiary of WPS Resources Corporation.
Naterra Billboard on
Hwy 51, North of Wausau
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