The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act act permits the Kootznoowoo Tlingit tribe to construct a hydropower facility without going through FERC. Thayer Creek is a good location and the City of Angoon has been working to get this run-of-river hydropower facility designed and constructed.
Project Name: Thayer Creek (Angoon)
FERC Project Number: Nonjurisdictional
Water Body: Thayer Creek
Type of Project: Storage Dam
Status: Early planning
Primary User: Angoon
Operating Utility: Kootznoowoo, Inc.
Nameplate Power Capacity (MW): 0.9
Surface Area of Impoundment (acres): 7
Project Details: 2016 - new alternative: 60-foot high, 135-foot wide dam with a 106 acre feet of impoundment; dock- north of Thayer Creek
NOAA Fisheries Trust Resources: Pink, chum, and coho salmon
NOAA Fisheries Area of Interest: This project was mentioned in Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act and does not need to go through FERC; however the Angoon has not been able to develop it over the last 40 years.