Water levels decline after Tuesday flood

...the basin now refills with liquid water instead of ice. The water builds to the point that it can no longer be contained and drains under the Mendenhall Glacier - lifting it up in parts - in order to flow into the lake below. A seasonal sensor has since been...
My Turn: If Ballot Measure 1 is about jobs, families and our future - vote 'Yes' care about the state's ability to adequately fund education from kindergarten to UAS, then you cannot ignore how SB 21 drains state revenues and puts our future at risk.In thinking about our jobs, our families, and our future, you will see that...
City asks for resident help in clearing drains

...residents provide assistance with clearing drains on or near their property. With the amount...increase in the risk of flooding due to blocked drains. Any assistance that can be provided in clearing drains and clearing fire hydrants would be appreciated...
Statter Harbor work to begin this fall

...years or so it could start sinking on us."In a procedure called a surcharge, wick drains will be inserted into the sandy, silty section. The wick drains are tubes that "stick down in the ground every three feet, so there will be quite a...
Jökulhlaup erupts from glacier

...monitoring the lake and river levels every hour. At 6 p.m., officials issued a warning stating that water could back up storm drains and cause flooding away from the river proper.Mattice urged residents along the lake and river corridor to be prepared. He...
Suicide Basin water levels rising

...Glacier, lifting up the ice so it can drain into the Mendenhall lake and river.There's no way to predict when the glacier lake drain - a relatively new phenomenon for Juneau...Glacier in this case - so that the water can drain from below.Suicide Basin, approximately...
Timber, roads and death

...Kosciusko Island was the perfect place to get it. Kosciusko is flat by Southeast standards and is made of soft limestone that drains easily. With fewer streams to cross, roads were easy to build and quickly spiderwebbed across the island."If you were a...
My Turn: In hard times, nobody can go it alone

...As summer approached, I set out to fix the failed French drain that caused the flood in the first place and completely renovate...amount of work was done. Now, the house looks great, the drain works perfectly and I like the house I live in for the first...
Flood waters receding

...Juneau since 2011, known as an jökulhlaup. The Icelandic word translates to "ice jumping up," a reference to the rising water which can float an ice dam - the Mendenhall Glacier in this case - so that the water can drain from below.
Photo: Draining Twin Lakes

The ice on Twin Lakes cracks as the water drains on Wednesday. The City & Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game began draining...


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