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Water levels decline after Tuesday flood

...glacial dam and drained what was likely billions of gallons of water beneath the Mendenhall Glacier. The glacial outburst...2011 caught Juneau officials by surprise. Billions of gallons of water gushed into the lake and river, damaging Mendenhall...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/water-levels-decline-after-tuesday-floo
Local
Jökulhlaup 2: Flood anew

...Lake began rising about two feet per day until it burst through a glacial dam and dumped what is likely billions of gallons of water into the lake, which flowed into the river. It's a natural phenomenon, known by the Icelandic term jökulhlaup...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-2-flood-anew
Local
Douglas to 'push in' new fire truck Monday

...spokesman Tom Matthews said.Some specs: The new engine can pump a minimum of 1,500 gallons per minute, holds 700 gallons of water and weighs 52,500 pounds. It also has a new generation of Hurst tools that are battery operated, in contrast to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-10/douglas-push-new-fire-truck-monday
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
Brotherhood Bridge still intact and on track

...before the outburst since agencies were monitoring Suicide Basin water levels before it erupted and dumped billions of gallons of water into Mendenhall Lake, which flows into the Mendenhall River. They didn't lose any equipment in the flooding.Shearer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/brotherhood-bridge-still-intact-and-tra
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
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
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
Jökulhlaup erupts from glacier

...release later, based on the river and lake flow. In 2012, officials estimated afterward that about 3.8 billion gallons of water was released.Water in Suicide Basin, located on the eastern side of Mendenhall Glacier roughly two miles up, had...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-erupts-glacier
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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