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Rising river threatens Glenn Highway

...warned to be ready to leave at a moment's notice as rains increased the water level to take over another 15 feet of river bank in certain areas, KTUU-TV reported.Borough Assembly member Jim Sykes said one home was swept into the river on Thursday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/rising-river-threatens-glenn-highway
State
On the Trails: Cruisin' to Berners Bay

...40,000 gulls would be calling, chasing, pirating fish from each other, loafing on the sands. Eagles lined the river banks - we estimated that there could be 1,000 or so. Local ravens and crows scavenged hooligan that were stranded by out-going...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/trails-cruisin-berners-bay
Outdoors
State shores up river bank on Sterling Highway

KENAI - Crews are piling rock on the bank along a stretch of the Kenai River trying to protect the Sterling Highway from erosion.This work is being completed just west of Cooper Landing, at Mile 57, the Peninsula Clarion reported.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/state-shores-river-bank-sterling-highwa
State
Homes in Alaska village of Huslia threatened by erosion

...An eroding river in Alaska's interior is threatening several homes in the Athabascan village of Huslia.The Koyukuk River bank has shifted 70 feet in the last several days, coming within 5 feet of one resident's home, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-08/homes-alaska-village-huslia-threatened-
State
Spruce root used to halt river erosion

...Service has been using root wads for stabilizing Kenai River banks for more than 10 years, said Julie Jones, director...vegetative mat, and the soil starts to wash away."River bank stabilization is part of Festival Fairbanks' plan to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-22/spruce-root-used-halt-river-erosion
State
Homes in Alaska village threatened by erosion

...An eroding river in Alaska's interior is threatening several homes in the Athabascan village of Huslia.The Koyukuk River bank has shifted 70 feet in the last several days, coming within 5 feet of one resident's home, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-09/homes-alaska-village-threatened-erosion
State
Fortymile caribou cross Yukon River west of Eagle

...three-mile stretch from the Tatonduk River all the way to the Seventymile."They were crossing the river, standing on the river banks, swimming the river, standing on every island," he said. "It was nuts."He recorded the moment with his cellphone...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-06/fortymile-caribou-cross-yukon-river-wes
State
Kenai youth nonprofit completes playground

...of 67,000 hours and involved more than 400 kids in projects across the state, Kelly Wolf said.Park preservation, river bank restoration and fire safety work were the norm for a number of years then the Corps, with the help of an advisory board...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-07/kenai-youth-nonprofit-completes-playgro
State
Photo: River bank repair

The north side of the Mendenhall River is being hardened against erosion as an Alaska Airlines jet approaches for landing on Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-02-11/photo-river-bank-repair
Local
Local Briefs

...working with the ranger district to add more gravel tread and slightly reroute the trail where it wanders too close to the river bank. "We will bring the trail uphill a little bit, maybe 4 or 5 feet from the edge so it doesn't keep sloughing off...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052402/loc_briefs.shtml
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