Bradley Lake and Battle Creek Diversion
Bradley Lake is Alaska’s largest hydropower facility. The dam is on the Kenai Peninsula and delivers power to the railbelt electric grid.
Project Name: Bradley Lake (Battle Creek)
FERC Project Number: P-8221
Water Body: Bradley River and Battle Creek
Type of Project: Storage Dam
Primary User: Railbelt
Operating Utility: Chugach Electric Association
FERC License Expiration Date: January 01, 2036
Nameplate Power Capacity (MW): 120
Annual Estimate Generation (GWH): 370
Surface Area of Impoundment (acres): 2,578
Project Details: Bradley Lake -125' high concrete dam, 20' diversion dam on middle fork Bradley. A non-capacity amendment was approved in 2016 and water from Battle Creek will be diverted to Bradley starting in approximately 2020.
NOAA Fisheries Trust Resources: Sockeye, Chinook, chum, coho, and pink salmon
NOAA Fisheries Area of Interest: Post licensing monitoring of fish populations, and instream flow on both water bodies