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Eat Salmon

...Alaskans choose salmon, not coal," a reference to the Chuitna River on the west side of Cook Inlet where an outside mining...headwaters of Middle Creek, one of the tributaries of the Chuitna River. "This event was a celebration of salmon," said...
DNR hears arguments for Chuitna water rights

...for a proposed coalmine in the Chuitna River drainage. The hearing centered...regulatory authority for one of the Chuitna River tributaries, Middle Creek. PacRim...predominant land owner in the Chuitna River drainage," said John Morrison...
DNR grants one of three Chuitna Citizens Coalition water reservations

...the west side of Cook Inlet near the watershed of the Chuitna River, one of the three water-rights reservations it requested...another pending reservation by Alaska Fish and Game on the Chuitna River itself. The court ruled in October 2013 that DNR was...
Voices of the Peninsula: Hard to argue against instream flow reservations

...Department of Natural Resources to process water reservation applications filed in 2009 to protect in-stream flows in the Chuitna River west of Cook Inlet. The Coalition claimed that the state was violating the state's Reservation of Water Instream...
Voices of the Peninsula: Alaska faces critical salmon habitat decision

...historically had a very dependable king run, leading it to be dubbed the "Kenai of the West Side." Unfortunately the Chuitna River is now closed to all king fishing due to low escapements and has been for several years. With king salmon runs dangerously...
Submit your comment: Wild salmon or coal?

The Chuitna River, home to all five species of wild Pacific salmon, needs your help...Creek. Middle Creek is an important salmon spawning tributary of the Chuitna River in Upper Cook Inlet, where PacRim Coal proposes to strip mine through...
In-stream flow reservation for Chuitna's Middle Creek open to comment

...comment on an application for legal protection of the flow of Middle Creek, a tributary of the west Cook Inlet's Chuitna River. The application was made by the nonprofit Chuitna Citizen's Coalition in 2009 in order to preserve the salmon habitat...
Water rights dispute generates thousands of comments

...5,000 comments since the coalition's application for instream flow rights for Middle Creek, a tributary of the Chuitna River, opened for public comment on Feb. 23 of this year. The comment period closed at 5 p.m on Thursday. "For a reservation...
Chuitna River should not be sacrificed for coal mine

...for subsistence, sport, and commercial fishing. The Chuitna River, across Cook Inlet from Anchorage, and sometimes called...survival of salmon eggs in a primary tributary of the Chuitna River, Middle Creek, by tearing it apart to mine underneath...
Water belongs to all Alaskans

...public comments in a precedent-setting decision. Should DNR allow local Alaskans to reserve water in Middle Creek, a Chuitna River tributary near Tyonek on the west side of Cook Inlet? Or, should DNR give 100 percent of the water to PacRim, an...


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