Eklutna Hydroelectric ProjectFISH & WILDLIFE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Notice to Fishermen using the Tailrace Fishery: The operation schedule for the Eklutna Power Plant is not publicly available as usage is determined daily based on the requirements of the Railbelt Electric System. Due to an unscheduled system failure, the annual plant maintenance was rescheduled to occur the period of July 10-21, 2023. The plant is currently scheduled to return to regular flows on July 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Eklutna Hydroelectric Project
The Eklutna Hydroelectric Project and its watershed provide a variety of benefits to the community including the majority of Anchorage’s water supply, low cost green power, and many recreational opportunities such as fishing, kayaking, biking and camping.
The Project was sold in 1997 to the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), Chugach Electric Association (Chugach), and Matanuska Electric Association (MEA). As part of the sale of the project, the three utilities entered into a Fish & Wildlife Agreement in 1991. This agreement requires the project owners to develop and propose to the Governor a program to protect, mitigate damages to, and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by the development of the hydroelectric project.
This site provides information on the efforts being undertaken by the project owners to develop a Fish & Wildlife Program, including opportunities for the public to engage with the project team.
Thank you for your interest in the development of the Eklutna Fish & Wildlife Program.
If you have any questions regarding the project or program development, please complete the provided form, and a member of our team will get back to you.