ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Planning will move ahead this summer on a proposed Southcentral Alaska dam that, if built, would be one of the largest constructed in the United States in decades.
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The 735-foot dam would be between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Officials behind the effort have said the project would meet about half the energy demand for that region, the state's most populous.
The best estimate for capital costs has been tagged at $5.2 billion, though officials have given a range of $3.7 billion to $6.5 billion, and said the figure will be further refined as the project progresses.
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