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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 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
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
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
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...landscape after reclamation," Murphy said.The water treament facility would have the capacity to treat 119,000 gallons of water per minute. Any water that comes in contact with the mine site would also need to be treated for 200 years or longer...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/river-runs-through-it-and-thats-prob
Outdoors
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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