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Road used to haul oil supplies reopens after flooding

...We're ecstatic," said Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey.Flooding from the nearby Sagavanirktok River caused the road closures and essentially halted oil industry deliveries by land. Food, fuel and other supplies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/road-used-haul-oil-supplies-reopens-aft
State
Thumbs up, Thumbs down for April 13, 2015

...Department of Transportation and contractors dealing with almost three feet of ice and water flooding from the Sagavanirktok River. In the Interior, the annual Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic was canceled mid-race after a storm system...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-13/thumbs-thumbs-down-april-13-2015
Opinion
Nasty weather brings record rainfall to Southeast

...blizzard dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the Hoodoo Mountains southeast of Fairbanks.On the North Slope, the Sagavanirktok River has burst its banks, sending up to 30 inches of water and feet of broken ice over the Dalton Highway. The highway...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-13/nasty-weather-brings-record-rainfall-so
Local
Crews working to clear closed section of Dalton Highway

...Sunday afternoon.The problem began in mid-March and culminated with unprecedented levels of overflow from the Sagavanirktok River flooding the highway last week and forcing the closure. It's been impassable since last Sunday.Gov. Bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/crews-working-clear-closed-section-dalt
State
Walker declares state disaster for Dalton Highway flooding

...will be reopened.The problem began in mid-March and culminated with unprecedented levels of overflow from the Sagavanirktok River flooding the highway last week and forcing the closure.The closed stretch was reopened the evening of April 9...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/walker-declares-state-disaster-dalton-h
State
More flooding forces closure of Dalton Highway again

...deliveries.Unprecedented levels of overflow from the Sagavanirktok River began flooding the highway last week. That made...transportation department has dealt with overflow from the Sagavanirktok River before, but never on a level near last week's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/more-flooding-forces-closure-dalton-hig
State
Alaska Digest

...lifestyle. Fairbanks hunter drowns during caribou hunt FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man drowned while crossing the Sagavanirktok River following a caribou hunt. Dwayne Lake, 38, was last seen by his friend, 43-year-old Eric Colledge, at...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081204/sta_akdigest.shtml
News
Lost highway

Traffic stops Friday near Mile 345 on the Dalton Highway, where the rain-swollen Sagavanirktok River washed out the roadway. The state Department of Transportation closed the highway because of several washouts on the North Slope and the Brooks Range.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081902/sta_flooding.shtml
News
St. Paul, Minn., man drowns in Alaska river

...for work and adventure. He and LaMontagne had just started a 12-day rafting trip when he was swept down the Sagavanirktok River, commonly known as the Sag River. North Slope Police Officer Steve Lee says the river has been higher than normal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071509/reg_463956217.shtml
Wildlife Corner: Alaska's peregrine falcons: stay or leave?

...tracked migrating Arctic peregrines from the North Slope in the fall of 1999. Four adult female peregrines from the Sagavanirktok River (which parallels the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay) were equipped with tiny backpack satellite transmitters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102603/out_falcon.shtml
Outdoors
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