Cook Inlet beluga whale study, Study plan Section 9.17, Initial Study Report /

Information is needed regarding Cook Inlet beluga whales and their prey in the Susitna River and delta to facilitate future analysis of the potential effects that may result from the construction and operation of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. The goals of this study are threefold: (1) to...

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Alternate Title:Initial Study Report. Study plan Section 9.17, Cook Inlet beluga whale study. Draft.

Initial Study Report. Cook Inlet beluga whale study (9.17)
Corporate Contributor(s):Alaska Energy Authority.

Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.

HDR, Inc.
Publisher:[Alaska Energy Authority],
Report Numbers:SuWa 207
Edition:Draft.
Series:Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project document ; no. 207.
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Summary:Information is needed regarding Cook Inlet beluga whales and their prey in the Susitna River and delta to facilitate future analysis of the potential effects that may result from the construction and operation of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. The goals of this study are threefold: (1) to provide current, fine scale information on Cook Inlet beluga whale distribution and movements within the Susitna River delta, (2) to correlate these data with information on the ecology and habitat parameters of Cook Inlet beluga whale prey species, including eulachon and Pacific salmon, and (3) to record incidental observations of all marine mammals sighted during beluga whale studies. This document details Alaska Energy Authority's status in implementing the study as set forth in the FERC-approved Revised study plan and as modified by FERC's Study plan determination issued February 1, 2013. The study area includes the upper portion of the Cook Inlet, the Susitna River delta, and the river up to river mile 50.
Physical Description:80 pages in various pagings : color illustrations, color maps, charts ; 28 cm.
Notes:"February 2014."

"Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 14241)."

ARLIS assigned report number: SuWa 207.
Report Type:Draft Initial Study Report.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (main volume: pages 13-15).