Work to continue this summer on Susitna project

Apr 25, 2013 -- 10:05am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Work will continue this summer on a proposed massive dam in south-central Alaska. KSKA reports that the Alaska Energy Authority has received approval from federal regulators for the remainder of its study plans for the proposed Susitna-Watana hydro project. A spokeswoman for the project, Emily Ford, says 180 people will be in the field this summer. The Legislature recently approved $95 million to further advance work on the project. The 735-foot dam would be located between Anchorage and Fairbanks and, if built, would stand as one of the largest dams constructed in the United States in decades. The authority has said the project would meet about half the energy demand of the Alaska Railbelt. 

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