Nushagak Cooperative

Proposed Nuyakuk Falls hydroproject to test impacts on salmon

Dec 23, 2019

If you look at the Wood-Tikchik State Park on a map, you’ll see a bump on its eastern boundary line, jutting out to include Nuyakuk Falls, just three miles inside the park.

“Well, it’s absolutely beautiful," said Pat Vermillion, one of the owners of the Royal Coachman Lodge, situated about two miles upstream from the falls. “It divides the river into three shoots that are pretty intimidating to even get close to them, they’re pumping so much water through."

Bill to change Wood-Tikchik Park plan a step toward Nuyakuk hydroelectric project

Apr 18, 2019

Nushagak Cooperative has been exploring plans for a hydroelectric generator at the Nuyakuk River for over a year. Last month, House Speaker Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham introduced House Bill 99, which would add Nuyakuk Falls as a potential hydroelectric project site in the Wood-Tikchick State Park's management plan.