Tyee, Swan lake levels in good standing


Chart courtesy of Southeast Alaska Power Agency

The chart above shows the water levels at Tyee Lake and Swan Lake as of May 17 and details the lakes' water levels over the last seven years.

Above average snowpacks at Tyee and Swan Lakes and a slow temperature warm up in the region will likely keep Southeast Alaska Power Agency's hydroelectric facilities adequately supplied with water through the summer months.

As of the Assembly Meeting on May 17, the water level at Tyee Lake was at approximately 1,350 feet, and Swan Lake was at about 315 feet of water, said SEAPA CEO Trey Acteson. Tyee Lake can handle another 40 feet of water before SEAPA will have to begin spilling water; Swan Lake can hold about 25 more feet of water before SEAPA will have to spill water from the dam.


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