Category Archives: Alaska Water Level Watch Features

Alaska Coastal Mapping Strategy Supports Addressing Deficiencies in Water Level Network

July 6, 2020 By Jacquelyn Overbeck, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys The Alaska Mapping Executive Committee (AMEC)—a coordinated working group amongst federal agencies as well as the State of Alaska—recently released a strategy to map the coast of … Continue reading

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VDatum Efforts in Alaska

Southeast Alaska Model Release/Update The VDatum 4.0.1 release on October 28, 2019 includes support for transformations involving the tidal datums of southeast Alaska (SE AK): local mean sea level (LMSL), mean lower low water (MLLW), mean high water (MHW), mean … Continue reading

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Coastal Storm Hits Western Alaska. In February.

February is not a normal time of year for coastal storms to be flooding western Alaska. With another year of record low sea ice extents in the Bering Sea (NSIDC, 2019), however, the coast remains vulnerable to low-pressure systems moving across the ocean. Continue reading

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Summer Surge on Kotzebue Sound

In July 2018, the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Coastal Hazards Program conducted coastal surveys at Kotzebue and Deering, Alaska to inform the elevation data used to create color-indexed flood communication maps. While surveying in Kotzebue, the program … Continue reading

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UAF Deploys Storm Surge Monitoring Tripods in Three Northwest Coastal Communities

Northwest Alaska is no stranger to large fall storms. From October until the sea ice arrives, the region experiences multiple coastal storms each year that heavily impact the region leading to inundation and coastal erosion.

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JOA Surveys Installs Storm Response Water Level Sensors on Yukon Delta

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Re-installation of the Tununak iGage

Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys and Anchorage National Weather Service (NWS) staff travelled to Tununak to re-install a water level sensor that was damaged in winter of 2015. Continue reading

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Measuring Maximum Storm Water Levels in Rural Communities

The summer of 2017 was used to install tide staffs at communities throughout western Alaska. Continue reading

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