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Flood threat receding, along with glacier; officials look to prevent problems

...future if the glacier chokes off Russell Fiord. Last month, the U.S. Forest...Point at the northwest edge of Russell Fiord. Forest Service spokesman Ray...fear if the glacier seals off Russell Fiord, creating a lake, the lake eventually...
Yakutat blasts official inertia

...2002, when it temporarily dammed Russell Fiord, stranded marine mammals and...glacier will either close off Russell Fiord permanently or continue its cycle...created Russell Lake (the former Russell Fiord) that would otherwise submerge...
Yakutat residents gauge glacier's impact on town

...closest it has been to blocking Russell Fiord (fiord is the correct but unconventional...residents are watching carefully. A Russell Fiord-turned-lake could spill into...Evens has fished for king crab in Russell Fiord in the past, running a boat through...
Coho subsistence shut down on 3 rivers

...And the Alsek River is used by the Yakutat people." If the Situk River drainage is flooded by overflow from the Russell Fiord, now a lake closed off by a glacial moraine, "the Yakutat people will be relying on the Alsek River to a greater...
Yakutat wants state to plan flood response

...Last month, the glacier pinched off the entrance to Russell Fiord and turned it into a lake that has risen more than 52...35 miles north of Yakutat, blocked the entrance to Russell Fiord for more than four months in 1986 before an ice dam...
Residents balk at plan to limit Stikine traffic

...Misty Fiords National Monument Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness Pleasant, Lemesurier and Inian Islands Russell Fiord Wilderness South Baranof Island Wilderness South Prince of Wales Wilderness South Etolin Island Wilderness Stikine-LeConte...
Glacier meltdown picks up pace

...glaciers in Prince William Sound have been slowly advancing in their fiords, and the Hubbard Glacier is expected to block Russell Fiord north of Yakutat by 2020, according to another USGS paper.
Wary Yakutat eyes glacier

...past week, although the tidal flow between the bay and Russell Fiord is noticeably constricted, according to Tricia O'Connor...subsistence fishing," he said. A flight over the Russell Fiord on Thursday didn't show signs of marine life, although...
Advancing glacier turns fjord into lake, threatens fishery

Russell Fiord near Yakutat is now a lake as the gap...tidewater glacier blocked the entrance to Russell Fiord for more than four months in 1986 before...who has set pots for crab and shrimp in Russell Fiord for much of the past decade, has about...
The spirit in sit

...and get rich. I never pursued it after that. Kadashan by Bertrand J. Adams Sr. When the Hubbard Glacier blocked Russell Fiord in May 1986 the event attracted worldwide attention. Major media networks came to Yakutat to observe and report on...


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