Issued by Alaska Energy Authority, 2014-2015.
The overview and Parts A, B, and C of each section are dated: June 2014.
The supplemental information (Part D of each section and the overview) is dated: November 2015.
Assigned SuWa Number 223.
LINKS VIA ARLIS DOCUMENT SERVER:
|Study Plan Section||Initial Study Report|
|--||Cover letter for the June 2014 distribution of the overview and Parts A, B, and C of each section|
Title of cover letter: Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, Project No. 14241-000; Filing and distribution of Initial Study Report.
|--||Cover letter for the November 2015 distribution containing Part D of each section|
Title of cover letter: Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 14241-000; Initial Study Report Part D: supplemental information to June 2014 Initial Study Report.
|--||Initial Study Report overview|
Overview to the June 2014 distribution of Parts A, B, and C of each section.
|--||Overview of Initial Study Report Part D: supplemental information to June 2014 Initial Study Report|
Overview to the November 2015 distribution of Part D of each section.
|4.5||Geology and soils characterization study|
|5.5||Baseline water quality study|
|5.6||Water quality modeling study|
|5.7||Mercury assessment and potential for bioaccumulation study|
|6.6||Fluvial geomorphology modeling below Watana Dam study|
|7.6||Ice processes in the Susitna River study|
|7.7||Glacier and runoff changes study|
|8.5||Fish and aquatics instream flow study|
|8.6||Riparian instream flow study|
|9.5||Study of fish distribution and abundance in the upper Susitna River|
|9.6||Study of fish distribution and abundance in the middle and lower Susitna River study|
|9.7||Salmon escapement study|
|9.8||River productivity study|
|9.9||Characterization and mapping of aquatic habitats|
* Appendix A was replaced by SuWa 265. Appendices C and D were replaced by SuWa 266. Click here to see the webpage listing these errata documents.
|9.10||The future Watana reservoir fish community and risk of entrainment study|
|9.11||Study of fish passage feasibility at Watana Dam|
|9.12||Study of fish passage barriers in the middle and upper Susitna River and Susitna tributaries|
|9.13||Aquatic resources study within the access alignment, transmission alignment, and construction area|
|9.14||Genetic baseline study for selected fish species|
|9.15||Analysis of fish harvest in and downstream of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project area|
|9.16||Eulachon run timing, distribution, and spawning in the Susitna River|
|9.17||Cook Inlet beluga whale study|
|10.5||Moose distribution, abundance, movements, productivity, and survival|
|10.6||Caribou distribution, abundance, movements, productivity, and survival|
|10.7||Dall's sheep distribution and abundance|
|10.8||Distribution, abundance, and habitat use by large carnivores|
|10.9||Wolverine distribution, abundance, and habitat occupancy|
|10.10||Terrestrial furbearer abundance and habitat use|
|10.11||Aquatic furbearer abundance and habitat use|
|10.12||Small mammal species composition and habitat use|
|10.13||Bat distribution and habitat use|
|10.14||Surveys of eagles and other raptors|
|10.15||Waterbird migration, breeding, and habitat use study|
|10.16||Landbird and shorebird migration, breeding, and habitat use|
|10.17||Population ecology of willow ptarmigan in Game Management Unit 13|
|10.18||Wood frog occupancy and habitat use|
|10.19||Evaluation of wildlife habitat use|
|10.20||Wildlife harvest analysis|
|11.5||Vegetation and wildlife habitat mapping study in the upper and middle Susitna basin|
|11.6||Riparian vegetation study downstream of the proposed Susitna-Watana Dam|
|11.7||Wetland mapping study in the upper and middle Susitna basin|
|11.8||Rare plant study|
|11.9||Invasive plant study|
|12.5||Recreation resources study|
|12.6||Aesthetic resources study|
|12.7||River recreation flow and access study|
|13.5||Cultural resources study|
|13.6||Paleontological resources study|
|14.5||Subsistence resources study|
|15.5||Regional economic evaluation study|
|15.6||Social conditions and public goods and services study|
|15.7||Transportation resources study|
|15.8||Health impact assessment study|
|15.9||Air quality study|
|16.5||Probable maximum flood (PMF) study|
|16.6||Site-specific seismic hazard study|