Clackamas River

Learn about how we’re protecting fish and generating energy on the Clackamas.

Our commitment to the Clackamas River – and our customers

Portland General Electric helps fish migrate safely along the Clackamas River every year while we power Oregon with clean, emissions-free hydropower. Our history here spans more than a century, defined by constant innovation and a strong commitment to preserve the fish, wildlife and natural beauty of the river for future generations. We’re in it for the long haul, and we take our role as environmental stewards seriously. We’ve recently made significant investments to ensure that we will be able to continue to protect the fish while providing our customers with safe, reliable, affordable power for another hundred years. Contact us at if you have questions.

Protecting fish

Learn how we’re working to keep fish populations strong on the Clackamas.

Restoring habitat

See how we’re ensuring safe passage around our dams and restoring habitat.

Clackamas hydro history

Learn about our four hydroelectric plants on the Clackamas River and the rich history they share.


See what’s new with the programs and research at our hydroelectric projects.

More Information

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filings

FERC filings for the West Side Hydropower project can be found online on the FERC eLibrary. For help locating a specific filing, study or report, please contact us at

Looking for fish counts and fish runs?

Find information here about what fish we’re currently seeing at our hydropower projects on the Clackamas, Deschutes, and Willamette Rivers.

PGE parks & campgrounds

Explore the beauty of the Northwest in PGE’s parks and campgrounds.