Nushagak Cooperative in Dillingham is proposing to divert a portion of water out of the Nuyakuk River and run it through turbines bypassing a half mile long cascade, four miles below Nuyakuk Lake.
Project Name: Nuyakuk River
FERC Project Number: P-14873
Water Body: Nuyakuk River
Type of Project: Run-of-River
Status: Conducting studies
Primary User: Dillingham
Operating Utility: Nushagak Electric Cooperative
Licensing Process: Integrated
Nameplate Power Capacity (MW): 10 proposed
Project Details: Water diversion around the Nuyakuk Falls Cascade. Project design still conceptual. May include groin to facilitate water intake.
NOAA Fisheries Trust Resources: Sockeye, Chinook, chum, coho, and pink salmon
NOAA Fisheries Area of Interest: Fish passage, sustaining migratory pathways, ensuring water quality and quantity.