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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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Alaska Digest

...Carlson Center, Fairbanks' convention center west of downtown. Police said Brent Kaiser apparently steered toward the river bank to avoid debris. The back of the boat lodged against the bank and took on water. The strong current flipped the boat...
Stranded rafter's signal fire burns 1,000 acres

...crew to turn around and let it burn, according to Rogers. As he was leaving, the coordinator spotted Schaeffer on the river bank, waving his arms. "That guy was pretty lucky," Rogers said. "He could've been left out there. They noticed...
A primer on do-it-yourself stream repair

...hillsides that have washed down, slowing streams that have suddenly begun eroding through their beds, and reshaping river banks with stone, logs and new plantings. He was in town a couple of weeks ago to give a workshop for the Mendenhall Watershed...


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