Publications & Reports

2012 Odiak Pond Stormwater Assessment
An executive summary of the analysis of Odiak Pond watershed in Cordova, Alaska that models pollutant loading and identifies high priority sites for implementing stormwater improvements. (The entire report is a large file. Please contact the CRWP office to request a copy of the full report).

CRWP Culvert Ranking Protocol
In order to identify high priority fish passage improvement projects across the watershed, a scoring system was developed to evaluate culvert condition and habitat quality. This document outlines the scoring protocol (2011). Data and pictures for Copper River watershed culverts can be viewed at:

Cordova Times Stormwater Pollution Newspaper Insert
With funding from the EPA’s Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program, the CRWP collaborated with the Native Village of Eyak to produce a newspaper insert on stormwater pollution. This four page public education piece covers different sources of stormwater pollution and includes a kid’s activity for learning about stormwater pollution (2012).

Cordova Sub-watersheds Map
Map of Cordova broken down in to sub-watersheds, illustrating stormwater drainage receiving waterbodies. Created by Ecotrust for the CRWP (2008).

2008 Cordova Stormwater Design Study Report
Bratslavsky Consulting Engineers report that delineates the subwatersheds in Cordova, identifies receiving waterbodies and potential pollutants, identifies target audiences for outreach efforts, and develop recommendations for future stormwater improvement work.

2009 Cordova Stormwater Design Study
A stormwater report developed for the CRWP by Jacobs Engineering that identifies and prioritizes stormwater pollution threats, identifies BMPs, discusses feasibility of implementing suggested BMPs, and includes a rough cost analysis of options.

Chinook Spawning Habitat Modeling in the Tonsina River Watershed
The CRWP engaged Stillwater Sciences to develop a model for identifying chinook salmon spawning habitat in the Tonsina River sub-watershed of the Copper River basin (2006).

FishWatch 5 Year Summary Report
Summary report of FishWatch water quality and human use monitoring data of selected streams and rivers in the Copper River watershed, 2001 – 2006.

Indicators of the Copper River Watershed: What Makes Us Special?
The Copper River Watershed Project follows the Sierra Nevada Business Council’s model of measuring community wealth in natural resource capital, economic capital, and social/cultural capital. “Indicators of the Copper River Watershed” looks at those types of capital in our watershed communities (2007).

Copper River At Risk: A Call for Citizen Oversight of the TAPS
Approximately 20 percent of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) traverses the Copper River drainage. TAPS crosses 5 major tributaries to the Copper River. In this paper, the CRWP advocates for citizen oversight of the TAPS to ensure that its operating integrity is maintained to prevent injury to subsistence, sport and commercial fisheries (2006).

Sharing the Edge: Copper River Watershed Landowner’s Guide
THE WATER’S EDGE DRAWS US ALL – people fish, and wildlife. This guide is a reference for landowners, contractors, and residents to make informed decisions as they develop their stream and lake shore property. The Landowner’s Guide introduces fish-friendly construction methods and provides an overview of the water and land permitting process. We have identified inexpensive measures for erosion control, revegetation and other techniques as well as sources for materials. (2005)