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Higher dam to produce colder water for Sitkans, fish

SITKA, ALASKA Raising the height of the Blue Lake dam is expected to solve Sitka’s energy problems for a decade, but the project may create a few problems along the way.
The Sitka assembly last night (4-28-09) approved spending $40-thousand dollars on a fisheries consultant to try and avert at least one problem: colder water. John Blum of EES Consulting in Kirkland, Washington, will begin work this summer.
Project engineer Dean Orbison explained the temperature issue:
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