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Metlakatla, Alaska relying on alternate power source
10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Energy
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, AK
Metlakatla, AK

Start Date: 10/5/2018 -  
The city of Metlakatla was relying more on diesel rather than hydropower because rainfall has been far below normal, reducing hydropower generation. The high cost of diesel means that power costs double when power is made from diesel. KTUU-TV NBC 2 Anchorage (Alaska), Oct. 5, 2018
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