Alaska’s Susitna River is one of the world’s biggest and healthiest wild-salmon watersheds. A controversial government plan aims to tap its hydroelectric potential via a $6 billion, 735-foot concrete dam. As part of studies done in advance of the project, scientists radio-tagged a king salmon that made an unexpected, unbelievable journey. Here’s the trailer for a 20-minute film coming in January.
My very first guiding job was on the Deshka River, which is a tributary of the “Big Su,” and I can attest to what an incredible river it is.