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Title: Geotechnical Report : Mertarvik Townsite, Newtok, Alaska
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Alaska District.
Keywords: Newtok (Alaska)
Geotechnical engineering
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Alaska District.
Abstract: The Alaskan Native Village of Newtok is located on the banks of the Ninglick and Kealavik Rivers, about 90 miles northwest of Bethel, in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region. The continued existence of the village at its present location is being threatened by advancing erosion caused by the Ninglick River which connects the Bering Sea with Baird Inlet. After years of erosion study, the Newtok Traditional Council concluded in 1994 that relocation of the entire village was the best solution, and has since been pursuing this action. The selected relocation site is known as Mertarvik shown in Photograph 1. This relocation requires an understanding of the subsurface conditions of the new site. Therefore, a geotechnical exploration was planned by the US Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District (USACE-AD) for the summer of 2007. The results of that exploration are presented in this report. The purpose of the investigation was to identify general surface and subsurface conditions pertinent to the design and development of the new community. In particular, it was to develop foundation recommendations and alternatives for an Evacuation Center and general considerations and recommendations for a Village Access Road. The exploration consisted of drilling test borings for proposed components of the townsite. This report presents the recommendations and alternatives and the results of the exploration and the laboratory testing program, as well as general site observations.
Description: Geotechnical Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 98 pages / 15.96 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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