Harrington Park, New Jersey (September 30, 2016) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric project.  The application materials can be found HERE.

The Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Station is located at Lock and Dam 7 on the Kentucky River.  This dam is part of a system of 14 lock and dams installed on the Kentucky River between Beattyville in the eastern Kentucky and Carrollton on the Ohio River.

LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Mother Ann Lee project continues to meet the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria.  Please review the program and criteria in LIHI’s revised Handbook and then review the Project’s 2016 application materials posted on the project page.  Comments that are directly tied to specific LIHI criteria (flows, water quality, fish passage, etc.) will be most helpful, but all comments will be considered.  Comments may be submitted to the Institute by e-mail at comments@lowimpacthydro.org with “Mother Ann Lee Project Comments” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, PO Box 194, Harrington Park, New Jersey 07640.  Comments must be received at the Institute on or before 5 pm Eastern time on November 30, 2016 to be considered.  All comments will be posted to the web site and the applicant will have an opportunity to respond.  Any response will also be posted.