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 in order 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 threefol...

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

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

Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.

HDR, Inc.

LGL Alaska Research Associates.

R2 Resource Consultants.
Publisher:[Alaska Energy Authority],
Report Numbers:SuWa 223
Series:Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project document ; no. 223.
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Summary:Information is needed regarding Cook Inlet beluga whales and their prey in the Susitna River and delta in order 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:126 pages in various pagings : color illustrations, color maps, charts ; 28 cm.
Notes:"Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 14241)."

Parts A, B, and C are dated: June 2014.

Part D is dated: November 2015.

ARLIS assigned report number: SuWa 223.

Part C prepared by LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc. and R2 Resource Consultants, Inc.
Report Type:Initial Study Report.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (Part A, pages 13-15).