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Warming brings unwelcome change to Alaska villages

...health concerns. Beavers have colonized the Wulik River, Kivalina's main source for water...are symptoms. Kivalina hunters using the Wulik as a corridor to inland caribou herds have...Beavers are not the only change along Wulik River. Villagers have watched the tundra...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-03-27/warming-brings-unwelcome-change-alaska-
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Village beset by water woes gets setback

...transfer hose in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-16/village-beset-water-woes-gets-setback
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Alaska village short of water as winter approaches

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

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-10/alaska-village-short-water-winter-appro
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Heavy rain creates water problem in Alaska village

...whaling village on a Chukchi Sea barrier reef.High water on the Wulik River knocked out a portion of the three-mile PVC pipe that...and August - to extract a year's supply of water from the Wulik River. The pipe freezes in winter and there's too much ice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-22/heavy-rain-creates-water-problem-alaska
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Village of Kivalina faces tight repair deadline

...flooded 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 the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-04/village-kivalina-faces-tight-repair-dea
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Alaska villages cope with treated-water shortages

...in the fall, allowing crews to start pumping water from the Wulik River. But winter freeze-up arrived long before the community's...Officials had wanted to transport large portable containers to the Wulik River and collect water directly from a hole drilled through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-25/alaska-villages-cope-treated-water-shor
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Kivalina students miss 3 weeks of school

...efforts remain in place until tanks can be filled after the Wulik River thaws and turbidity levels drops, something that historically...in the fall, allowing crews to start pumping water from the Wulik. But winter freeze-up arrived long before the community's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-26/kivalina-students-miss-3-weeks-school
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Water-starved village gets last-minute help

...Circle.The pressing goal is to begin pumping water from the Wulik River to the community storage tanks while there's still time...in the fall, allowing crews to start pumping water from the Wulik. But winter freeze-up arrived long before Kivalina's storage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-25/water-starved-village-gets-last-minute-
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-09/alaska-village-facing-water-shortages-g
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Teens charged in theft of $189K at Kivalina store

...Stone 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-03/teens-charged-theft-189k-kivalina-store
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