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More 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.

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.

January Closings

ARLIS will be closed on the following weekdays in January:

New Years: Mon/Tues, January 1-2, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday: Mon, January 15, 2018

The UAA Library Building will be closed on these days as well. ARLIS collections and public computer access will not be available.

Federal Depository Library

Federal Depository Library ProgramARLIS selects federal depository items and provides free public access.

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.

Collection Highlights

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Videos

Raw footage of the early days of the oil spill, its subsequent clean-up, shoreline evaluations, and many other government-led activities related to the spill. This footage may be copied without infringing on copyright.

Anchorage earthquake : aerial photographs

Four hundred sixty three remote-sensing photographs of Anchorage, taken after the Alaska Earthquake of 1964, are now available for research at ARLIS. The scale is 1:6,000. 1″ = 500′. For access, ask at ARLIS reference desk.

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.

Exxon Valdez Shoreline Surveys

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Shoreline Surveys, 1989 through 1993, assessing oiling conditions in the spill area.

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