Notice for a proposed Reservation of Water; Uganik River; LAS 23806

Notice of an Application for Reservation of Water

Uganik River; LAS 23806


Pursuant to AS 46.15 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, notice is hereby given that an application, with a priority date of September 27, 2001 has been received from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, to reserve water within Uganik River, near Kodiak, Alaska, for the purpose of maintaining specified instream flow rates to protect fish and wildlife habitat, migration, and propagation.  The Department of Natural Resources proposes to establish this reservation of water for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for Uganik River from the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) of the outer bank (of the outside braid, where braided) of the left bank up to the OHWM of the outer bank (of the outside braid, where braided) of the right bank, including any sloughs, braids, or channels which carry water and are an integral part of the Uganik River, from river mile 0.0 at the mouth of the Uganik River where it discharges into the East Arm of Uganik Bay at the closing line, upstream approximately 4.9 river miles to the outlet of Uganik Lake. This description does not limit the quantity of water (flow rate) reserved by this decision and certification to quantities (flow rates) within said OHWM boundaries.  The reach is for the following location, time periods, and flow rates:


Said portions of Uganik River are located within Township 29 South, Range 26 West, Sections 2, 3, 10-14.  All within the Seward Meridian, Kodiak Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska.


Flow Rates (cubic feet per second):



Reservation Flows (cfs)







April 1-14


April 15-30


May 1-14


May 15-31

















A reservation of water is an appropriation of water that remains within the stream or lake for any one or a combination of four purposes authorized by statute, including the protection of fish and wildlife habitat, migration, and propagation; recreation and park purposes; navigation and transportation purposes; or sanitary and water quality purposes.  Holders of water rights junior to established senior water rights, including reservations of water may be unable to divert or withdraw significant amounts of water for consumptive use when stream flows fall below granted flows or water levels. 


Further information about these specific conditions or about any other aspect of this proposed reservation of water may be obtained from the Division by contacting Kimberly Sager at (907) 269-2033 or by email at  Any facts tending to show that the rights of any person or the public interest would be adversely or positively affected by the proposed reservations must be submitted in writing by email, fax, or to the Department of Natural Resources, 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1020, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3514 by August 15, 2014, before 5:00 PM to be considered.  Similarly, comments that might otherwise assist the Division in it determination of the public interest pursuant to AS 46.15.080(b) are also requested and must be received by the above deadline.


Persons who may be affected by these proposed reservations of water or who have interest in tracking the status of these proposed reservations of water may request notification of the Departments final decision by writing to the Department at the above address.


The Alaska Department of Natural Resources complies with Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The State is prepared to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing aids when requested.  Individuals with audio impairments who wish to respond to this notice by telephone may call the Departments Public Information Center in Anchorage between the hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, M-F at TDD #269-8411


The right is reserved to waive technical defects in this publication.

Kimberly Sager, Natural Resource Specialist

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Revision History

Created 7/29/2014 3:50:51 PM by krsager


Department: Natural Resources
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 8/1/2014
Archive Date: 8/16/2014