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Village beset by water woes gets setback the Inupiat Eskimo village that is perpetually strapped for cash. But recent rains have stirred up the mud in the Wulik River - the source of Kivalina's water supply - and water pumping was halted after the village ran out of two kinds of filters...
Village of Kivalina faces tight repair deadline

...Kivalina's landfill and damaged the community's water system, which pulls drinking water by pipe from the nearby Wulik River. The pipe was broken in places and "some parts went out to sea," Mitchell said.The damage to the pipeline left...
Teens charged in theft of $189K at Kivalina store

...said.The burglary continues an eventful few months for Kivalina.Heavy rain storms raised the water level in the Wulik River and knocked out a portion of the three-mile PVC pipe that supplies the community water purification and storage system...
Kivalina students miss 3 weeks of school

...Kivalina city manager Janet Mitchell said the conservation efforts remain in place until tanks can be filled after the Wulik River thaws and turbidity levels drops, something that historically concludes in July.Storms damaged the Kivalina's water...
Alaska villages cope with treated-water shortages

...fall, allowing crews to start pumping water from the Wulik River. But winter freeze-up arrived long before the community's...wanted to transport large portable containers to the Wulik River and collect water directly from a hole drilled through...
Water-starved village gets last-minute help

...operates in the community, 83 miles north of the Arctic Circle.The pressing goal is to begin pumping water from the Wulik River to the community storage tanks while there's still time.Millie Hawley, president of Kivalina's tribal council...
Alaska village short of water as winter approaches

...will prevent any further transfers of water from the Wulik River into the city's two unfilled storage tanks, the latest...August - to extract a year's supply of water from the Wulik River. The pipe freezes in winter and there's too much ice...
Alaska village facing water shortages gets outside help

...coordinated efforts that led to the temporary repair of a three-mile pipeline that pulls water for the village from the Wulik River.Kivalina, about 625 miles northwest of Anchorage, has two big storage tanks that hold a total of about 1.2 million...
Heavy rain creates water problem in Alaska village

...village on a Chukchi Sea barrier reef.High water on the Wulik River knocked out a portion of the three-mile PVC pipe that...August - to extract a year's supply of water from the Wulik River. The pipe freezes in winter and there's too much ice...
Hello, Dolly: Kenai angler lands world-record Dolly Varden

...caught this world-record Dolly," said Mike Curtiss of Kenai. Curtiss was fishing above the Arctic Circle on the Wulik River about 80 miles northwest of Kotzebue. On his first day out,Oct. 9, he found a deep hole in a shallow, slow-moving...


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