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7 June 2019 / Alaska Public Media / June Leffler

In a rainforest, Southeast Alaska towns face extreme drought

Wrangell, Alaska, United States

One of the worst droughts in the nation is in Southeast Alaska. That’s according to federal meteorologists. Ground zero is Wrangell, a city that’s struggled for years to keep up with summer water demand. Wrangell’s water supply comes from two reservoirs. Levels are healthy right now, even overflowing. But the flume that feeds water into them is already dry, thanks to warm dry weather and 50% less snow pack then last year.

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