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December 7, 2017

Alaska hydro dam could start in 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Backers of a hydroelectric dam proposed for a lake southeast of Juneau say construction could start as soon as summer 2018 following the U.S. Forest Service's latest action.

The Juneau Empire reports that the Forest Service has approved a special land-use agreement for Juneau Hydropower Inc., which is planning to build a 111-foot-tall concrete dam at the outlet of Lower Sweetheart Lake.

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