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Mount Polley report: Two dams expected to fail every 10 years

...multiple failure modes (were) in progress" when the dam broke, the report said.The dam breach released billions of gallons of water and tailings into the Fraser River watershed, which is an important salmon river flowing past Vancouver.The dam...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-05/mount-polley-report-two-dams-expecte
Outdoors
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

...processed there, Murphy said.The water treatment plant at the mine site would have the capacity to treat 119,000 gallons of water per minute. Any water coming into contact with the mine site would need to be treated at least 200 years after the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-14/alaska-bc-say-they-cooperate-quietly-tr
State | Local
Water supply level rising

...Works is pumping 3.5 million gallons of water out of the five wells at Last...Juneauites use about 3.4 million gallons of water per day, Duncan said."So...2004, it took almost 3 million gallons of water to extinguish the fire, he said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-22/water-supply-level-rising
Local
Impending inundation

...jökulhlaup, the Icelandic term for a flood of glacial water caused by the bursting of a dam, since billions of gallons of water surprised Mendenhall Valley residents in 2011, flooding many Mendenhall River homes.The team recently installed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/impending-inundation
Outdoors
Thursday grass fire prompts fire danger reminder

...said CCFR Public Information Officer Tom Matthews.Matthews said six firefighters doused the grass fire with 1,000 gallons of water, but it had spread about half an acre on the ground before it was fully extinguished. The scene was cleared by 7...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-30/thursday-grass-fire-prompts-fire-danger
Local
'Neighborhood kids' suspected of starting grass fire

...grown from slash piles and spread onto the adjoining hillside. Six firefighters doused the grass fire with 1,000 gallons of water, but it had spread about half an acre on the ground before it was extinguished.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-04/neighborhood-kids-suspected-starting-gr
Local
Jökulhlaup forces flood closures around town

...closed.The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Juneau area Thursday morning after billions of gallons of water in Suicide Basin began draining underneath the Mendenhall Glacier, toward Mendenhall Lake and its outlet river...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-forces-flood-closures-a
Local
Kodiak unveils new fire engine

...makes a difference in our ability to respond to our citizens' needs."The new fire engine can pump out 1,000 gallons of water per minute, compared to the other fire engine's 2,000 gallons per minute, Mullican said. The truck's top...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/kodiak-unveils-new-fire-engine
State
Jökulhlaup forces flood closures

...closed.The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Juneau area Thursday morning after billions of gallons of water in Suicide Basin began draining underneath the Mendenhall Glacier, toward Mendenhall Lake and its outlet river...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-11/streets-may-be-affected
Local
Power from rain

...diesel generators need 24,000 gallons of fuel each day. A hydroelectric turbine, in contrast, uses 387 million gallons of water, he said.Though that sounds like a lot of water, it's the equivalent of only a quarter-inch of rain.Hydropower...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-18/power-rain
Local

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