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River ice jam that led to Alaska flooding churns

...revealed chunks of ice have broken off at the front of the 30-mile ice jam on the Yukon River, National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb said. That means the jam will move soon and waters will begin to recede in the waterlogged town of Galena, 20...
Anchorage homes near Chester Creek see flooding

...seen in spring.The Anchorage Daily News reports a handful of residents are reporting flooding from Chester Creek.City hydrologist Jeff Urbanus says the cold snap caused water to freeze at the bottom of the creek and all the way to the surface. The phenomenon...
Warm fall means thinner than normal ice

...There was barely a crust of ice on the lake when we started getting snow, and I think that slows it down," Borland said.Hydrologist Ed Plumb with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks agreed."We get especially thick ice in the fall when we don't...
River forecasters say Alaska flood threat moderate

...experienced below-normal April temperatures. But the most critical factor is the weather in the next few weeks, said hydrologist Scott Lindsey, and atmospheric models that predicted April's cold are giving mixed signals for May."We don't have...
Floodwaters drop after Alaska river ice jam breaks

...of 95."We just lucked out," Nelson said. "So far, it looks like we might be all right."National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb said the river has risen in Koyukuk, 360 miles northwest of Anchorage, but may not flood. So far, the water...
Minor flooding reported in Fort Yukon

...Watch Team noted the ice is intact and looks stronger than the ice upriver from Fort Yukon," said National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb from his office in Fairbanks.That means there is potential for the breakup front - or the boundary between ice...
Officials: Fort Yukon flooding threat mostly over

...reached Friday morning. Town offices were closed because of the flooding.On Thursday, Carroll and National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb went on the air at the KZPA AM radio station to deliver mostly good news."It appears the jam upriver is a nonissue...
Our environmental challenge

...environment and human society. A working group of internationally renowned glaciologists, climate scientists, meteorologists, hydrologists, physicists, chemists and other scientists came together at the Vatican for two days in April 2011 to present scientific...
Jökulhlaup: Juneau's newest tradition

...glacial or subglacial lake basin to the point where the ice dam holding it back is forced aside.National Weather Service hydrologist Aaron Jacobs said glacial retreat means Suicide Basin is no longer being filled with ice. When the basin fills, it now...
My Turn: City must protect water quality if AJ Mine is reopened

...contributions involved developing a better understanding of the geology and hydrology of the basin in support of state and CBJ hydrologists. Last Chance Basin's geologic history: An accident of nature created the aquifer system in Last Chance Basin, which...


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