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Eklutna Dam

Eklutna dam provides water and power to Anchorage but also completely dewaters a seven mile stretch of the Eklutna River. Many groups are working on a compromise to leave some water in the river so the salmon can return.

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Two aquaculture workers pull a line of kelp out of the water and into their boat, on Seagrove Kelp Co's farm site. Buoy markers are present on the water's surface. Sustainably grown, organic Alaskan kelp is harvested at the Seagrove Kelp Co. farm in Doyle Bay. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jordan Hollarsmith