Alaska

Alaska Governor Kills the Susitna Hydro Dam Project

The Governor of Alaska, has directed the state to shut down the proposed new hydropower dam project on the Susitna River, 90 miles upstream of Talkeetna.

The proposed Watana dam would be one of the tallest dams in the US directly affecting 233 miles of the mainstem Susitna River and indirectly affecting about 1300 miles of its tributaries.

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Aquatic Habitat Indicators and their Application to Water Quality Objectives within the Clean Water Act

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EPA 910-R-99-014
Year: 
1999
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The objective of this paper is to evaluate the application of aquatic habitat variables to water quality objectives under authority of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The project is limited to freshwater, lotic aquatic habitats in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska with an emphasis on salmonid habitat. Habitat variables were placed into one of the following categories

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Bauer, S.B., Ralph, S.C.

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U.S. EPA

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