While the meager June precipitation totals aren’t official yet, a drought designation for parts of the state is.
The Alaska Peninsula community of Chignik Lagoon was put on a boil water notice in July. By August, the wells were dry.
Following a season of drought, the Southeast Alaska community of Metlakatla is navigating a different relationship with water, like a number of other places in the region.
After an unprecedented summer drought drained reservoirs and wells across Alaska, hundreds of people face immediate water shortages — and lingering questions about the future.
Two low pressure systems are headed toward Anchorage in the coming week.
The Kenai Peninsula village declared a water emergency on Tuesday. But a tribal council member says if there’s no significant rainfall this week, they could be completely dry by the weekend.