Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Dam HIA

Location Anchorage Alaska
Organization Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (lead); Alaska Department of Natural Resources; Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation; Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

This HIA will provide decision makers with a review of potential positive and negative human health impacts related to the proposed Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Dam. The proposed project is located on the Susitna River in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The HIA will be a standalone document that will be incorporated into the Environmental Impact Statement as a technical appendix. It will inform a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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  • Status In Progress
  • Completion Date Expected Early 2016
  • Decision-Level Federal
  • Sector Natural Resources and Energy
  • Organization Type Government Agency