Fishy Facts About Hydropower With Alison Colotelo In Richland, WashingtonFishy Facts about Hydropower is presented by Alison Colotelo, Ecology Group at PNNL on Tuesday, November 17. The event will be held at the Richland Public Library located at 955 Northgate Drive in Richland, Washington.

Details of the Event
Producing nearly 7% of the nation's electricity in the last decade, conventional hydropower is the largest source of renewable energy in the United States. And in the Pacific Northwest, hydropower facilities have generated nearly 40% of this electricity. Presence of these structures in rivers can influence fish populations. This presentation by Alison Cotelo will highlight how researchers at PNNL are working to understand how fish interact with hydropower facilities and how we can reduce the impacts to our fish populations.

About Alison Cotelo

Alison is a Research Scientist in the Ecology Group at PNNL. She focuses on examining the interaction between fishes and hydropower facilities and is involved in several large studies that examine the passage proportions and survival of juvenile and adult salmonids that passed downstream through dams in the lower Snake and Columbia rivers.

Alison is involved in a number of laboratory studies that investigate how fish respond to different stressors that they may encounter during passage through hydro-turbines. She is passionate for sharing her intrest in STEM with others, especially her love of fisheries science and is a recipient of the 2015 PNNL Laboratory Director's Fitzner-Eberhardt Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Engineering Education.

For more information about the event you may contact Shelby Katinger at 509-375-3869 or at

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