Blue Lake Dam Expansion

City and Borough of Sitka Electric Department

Sitka, Alaska

Blue Lake

Hart Crowser developed a modified approach to a habitat equivalency analysis (HEA) to assess Blue Lake Dam expansion impacts on potentially affected resources including wetlands and fishery resources. The purpose of the HEA was to evaluate the need for compensatory mitigation. We conducted a functional assessment of wetland habitats in the proposed inundation area to document existing conditions. We worked closely with the City and other involved regulatory agencies and prepared a study plan for agency review.