Susitna River

Susitna-Watana dam studies resume after freeze lifted

Work is resuming on the Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project under spending guidelines put in place by Gov. Bill Walker’s administration. The overall cost for the proposed… Continue reading

 

Dam studies raise agency questions

JUNEAU — A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in Southcentral Alaska.In… Continue reading

 

Project draws attention to renewable energy goal

JUNEAU — In 2010, the state adopted an energy policy that, among other things, set a goal of having 50 percent Alaska’s electric generation come… Continue reading

 

Council supports Homer drift fleet

The Homer City Council waded into statewide fisheries politics at its Monday night meeting, but it got a lot of support from the Homer salmon… Continue reading

Strong run of sockeye forecast for 2014

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is expecting another solid sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet for 2014, but a weak return to… Continue reading

Fish research funds top $12 million

Fisheries projects throughout the state received a boost in the budget that passed the Legislature.The budget is still subject to Parnell’s approval, so not every… Continue reading

Funding for Kenai smolt study uncertain

Cook Inlet commercial fishing groups are concerned about a potential lack of funding for studying the smolt out-migration on the Kenai River, a basic tool… Continue reading

Hydro project planners submit environmental plans

ANCHORAGE — Alaska energy planners have taken a step toward licensing for the country’s second tallest dam by submitting a two-year plan for environmental work… Continue reading

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