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Title: Tundra lakes as a source of fresh water, Kipnuk, Alaska
Authors: United States. Public Health Service.
Bredthauer, S. R.
Doerflinger, Duane F.
Keywords: Arctic regions
Fresh water
Salt water
Water supplies
Kipnuk, Alaska
Water quality
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 79-30.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: A study of water quality in several small tundra lakes near Kipnuk, Alaska, was conducted to determine if the lakes were of sufficiently high quality during the snowmelt season to provide the village with enough water for a year-round supply. Since the village is located just 4 miles inland from the Bering Sea, primary emphasis was placed on locating water sources with low chloride concentrations. The tundra lakes were of sufficiently high quality to be pumped into a storage area during early summer to be used as a year-round supply.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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