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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
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 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
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
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
'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
City water levels back to normal

...off-load anywhere between 100,000 and 750,000 gallons of water per day, Duncan said. A single ship can take between...75-degree day May 9, Juneauites used 5.8 million gallons of water. After the city announced the shortage and asked people...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-03/city-water-levels-back-normal
Local
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
Police & Fire for Sunday, June 1, 2014

...Highway. Large pile of timber rounds burning high and impacting standing trees. Fire was extinguished using 1,000 gallons of water and tools. Area was left without any more steam or smoke production. Information passed along to Fire Marshal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-01/police-fire-sunday-june-1-2014
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

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