- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - There are no concerns yet that a lack of heavy winter snowfall will mean reservoirs used to generate Ketchikan hydroelectricity will run low.

The Ketchikan Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1p9fhzQ) Ketchikan Public Utilities Division manager Andy Donato said Thursday that lake levels are extremely high and well above 10-year averages despite very little snow accumulating on hillsides.

Little runoff came from snow during the winter spanning 2014 and 2015. Donato said last winter was followed by a wet spring and summer.

More than 41 inches of rain had fallen in Ketchikan in 2016 as of Wednesday.


Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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