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The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of hydroelectric project proposed for the Susitna River watershed.

Map-enabled boreal database

ARLIS databases includes the search tool created by North West Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) and ARLIS. The database includes reports and articles, mainly post-2010, addressing land management in the boreal region of Alaska and western Canada. From the ARLIS database list, search the NWB Alaska and Canada bibliography using any combination of the GIS map interface and/or keyword.

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About the Susitna Doc Finder

The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of hydroelectric project proposed for the Susitna River watershed. These are categorized as the historic (mainly 1970s/80s and earlier) Susitna Hydroelectric Project (SuHydro Project), as well as those documents continually being produced since 2010 under the current Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa Project). The catalog is powered by VuFind and features:

  • Maximal searchability
  • Mobile-friendly usage on devices of all sizes and shapes
  • Automatic display of cover images of all PDFs
  • Indexing of full text of all PDFs
  • Relevancy-ranked search results

SuHydro Project Reports

ARLIS maintains the most extensive collection of historic Susitna Hydroelectric Project publications found anywhere. The Susitna Hydroelectric Project, costing an estimated $145 million in 1986 dollars to fund field work and research activities (HDR/Northern Economics, 2009  – SuWa no. 194), produced a body of work exceeding 5,000 reports. ARLIS continually strives to discover more documents and amass the most complete collection possible.

Three large series of SuHydro Project reports are represented in the Susitna Doc Finder, as follows:

APA Reports: These were compiled, indexed, and numbered in 1988 by the Alaska Power Authority (APA) [now Alaska Energy Authority]. The APA collection is comprised of any prior agency reports, contracted reports, and books, articles, and excerpts that contain information relevant to the historic project.

The title of the APA finding aid is Susitna Hydroelectric Project Document Index.

RTS Reports: Aquatic Studies, conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, received RTS report numbers. There are several finding aids for these.

The title of the RTS finding aid is Susitna River Aquatic Studies: Divisions of Sport and Commercial Fisheries.

SUS Reports: These reports were compiled and numbered by Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center (AEIDC) in fulfilment of an aquatic impact study project.

The title of the SUS finding aid is Susitna Aquatic Impact Assessment Project Bibliography.

SuWa Project Reports

SuWa Reports: These reports are mainly produced by agencies and contractors associated with the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa Project). ARLIS has systematically assigned SuWa numbers and included uniform cover pages for each SuWa report.

ARLIS’s Role

Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) has been under contract to the Alaska Energy Authority since 2009 to maintain and augment these collections in support of the present day Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. ARLIS has digitized all available SuHydro reports. SuWa reports are born digital and ARLIS has created a permanent paper repository of all SuWa reports. More of these reports are being discovered as the project continues to develop, and additional scanning and linking is occurring. Donations of SuHydro collections (small and large) are always welcome.

About ARLIS

ARLIS was founded by nine state, federal, and University agencies to form a comprehensive collection related to the natural and cultural resources of Alaska. ARLIS is a full-service library that provides reference and bibliographic services, and is used by government agencies, the private sector, University students and the public.

About the Susitna Doc Finder

The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of the historic 1980s Susitna Hydroelectric Project (SuHydro Project), as well as those documents continually being produced since 2010 under the current Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa Project).

The catalog is powered by VuFind and features:

  • Maximal searchability
  • Mobile-friendly usage on devices of all sizes and shapes
  • Automatic display of cover images of all PDFs
  • Indexing of full text of all PDFs
  • Relevancy-ranked search results

Every historic and current report is available via the Susitna Doc Finder. These include:

Project Name Report Types
Susitna Hydroelectric Project (SuHydro) APA, RTS, SUS
Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa) SuWa

Detailed explanation of each type of report is below.

SuHydro Project Reports

ARLIS maintains the most extensive collection of historic Susitna Hydroelectric Project publications found anywhere. The Susitna Hydroelectric Project, costing an estimated $227 million in research during the 1970s and 1980s, produced a body of work exceeding 5,000 reports. ARLIS continually strives to discover more documents to amass the most complete collection possible.

Three large series of SuHydro Project reports are represented in the Susitna Doc Finder, as follows:

APA Reports: These were compiled, indexed, and numbered by the Alaska Power Authority (APA). These are comprised of agency reports, contracted reports, and books, articles, and excerpts that contain information relevant to the historic project.

• A scanned copy of the numerical index may be found at: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/35/APA3573.pdf

The title of the finding aid is Susitna Hydroelectric Project Document Index.

RTS Reports: Aquatic Studies, conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, received RTS report numbers. There are several finding aids for these.

• Brief version: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/40/APA4054.pdf
• Annotated version: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/40/APA4053.pdf
• Enhanced annotated version with covers and tables of contents of each report:
http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/41/APA4157.pdf

The title of the finding aid is Susitna River Aquatic Studies: Divisions of Sport and Commercial Fisheries.
SUS Reports: These reports were compiled and numbered by Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center (AEIDC) in fulfilment of an aquatic impact study project.

• A scanned copies of the numerical index may be found at: http://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/Susitna/40/APA4030/APA4030a.pdf
The title of the finding aid is Susitna Aquatic Impact Assessment Project Bibliography.

SuWa Project Reports

SuWa Reports:

These reports are mainly produced by agencies and contractors associated with the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (SuWa Project). ARLIS has systematically assigned SuWa numbers and included uniform cover pages for each SuWa report.

ARLIS’s Role

Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) has been under contract to the Alaska Energy Authority since 2009 to maintain and augment these collections in support of the present day Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. ARLIS has digitized all available SuHydro reports. SuWa reports are born digital and ARLIS has created a permanent paper repository of all SuWa reports.

More of these reports are being discovered as the project continues to develop, and additional scanning and linking is occurring. Donations of SuHydro collections (small and large) are always welcome.

About ARLIS

ARLIS was founded by eight state, federal, and University agencies to form a comprehensive collection related to the natural and cultural resources of Alaska. ARLIS is a full-service library that provides reference and bibliographic services, and is used by government agencies, the private sector, University students and the public.

Collection Highlights

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill FAQs – Updated June 30, 2017

FAQs, facts and links about the Exxon Valdez oil spill, download at www.arlis.org/docs/vol2/a/EVOS_FAQs.pdf.

Public Review Documents

Documents for public review, received from state or federal agencies or other organizations. These items are not in the catalog and are not available for checkout. Items are shelved by geographic location. An index is on the shelf and available for download.

OCSEAP (Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program) Reports

Access to scanned baseline reports resulting from funding provided by the OCSEAP program. Reports concern OCS lease areas: Beaufort Sea, Lower Cook Inlet, Chukchi Sea, Norton Sound, Navarin Basin, St. George Basin, Bristol Bay, Aleutian Basin, Kodiak Region, and Gulf of Alaska.

ADNR RS2477 Records and Aerial Photos

This collection, compiled by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, pertains to state land associated with Revised Statute 2477. Enacted by Congress as Section 8 of the Mining Law of 1866, and repealed in 1976, RS 2477 granted states and territories unrestricted rights-of-way over federal lands that had no existing reservations or private entries

National Park Service
US Geological Survey
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Bureau of Land Management
Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council