Water resources and hydrologic hazards of the Exit Glacier area near Seward, Alaska by Charles E. Sloan

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Interior, Geological Survey, Open-File Services Section, Western Distribution Branch in Anchorage, Alaska, Denver, Colo .

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Statementby Charles E. Sloan ; prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service.
SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 85-4247
ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service, Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 8 p. :
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Open LibraryOL17086895M

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Water resources and hydrologic hazards of the Exit Glacier area near Seward, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Description: iii, 8 p.:ill., map ;28 cm. Part or all of this report is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF).

For best results viewing and printing PDF documents, it is recommended that you download. With just a 10 to 15 minute drive out of Seward, you can hike right up to the Kenai Fjords National Park's Exit Glacier and experience the dense blue ice while listening to it crackle. Where many cruises embark and disembark, Exit Glacier is one of the most popular road-accessible glaciers in the tytan-team.comon:Get this from a library.

Water resources and hydrologic hazards of the Exit Glacier area near Seward, Alaska. [Charles E Sloan; United States. National Park Service.; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. Girdwood lies in the lower Glacier Creek valley adjacent to the Alyeska Resort.

Alaska Hydrologic Survey hydrologists collected climate, streamflow, and water quality data for Glacier Creek, Winner Creek, and Crow Creek to provide information for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Turnagain Arm Management Plan. Oct 10,  · Things to do near Exit Glacier.

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Exit Glacier Nature Center. The nature center includes exhibits about the Exit Glacier area, an Alaska Geographic bookstore, and rangers to help answer questions about the area.

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Flush toilets, near the nature center, are operable from. The most accessible glacier on the Kenai Peninsula dominates this viewing site in the Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward. A moderately strenuous mile (one-way) trail leads up the valley through stages of plant succession to a wall of blue ice at the edge of Exit Glacier.

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Nov 19,  · Part 1 of my Seward Exploration. We hiked to Exit Glacier and I couldn't help but feel sad by the reduction of its size each year, as seen on trail markers. However, it is still magnificent and. Glaciers Near Seward. Seward sits on the edge of Resurrection Bay, a deep fjord carved out by a glacier thousands of years ago.

High above the town, almost 40 glaciers flow down from the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains. Exit Glacier Audio Guide twitter email print. Take a personal tour of the Exit Glacier area with former Chief Interpretive Park Ranger for this area, Doug Capra.

Doug takes you through the only place in Kenai Fjords National Park where you can see the glacial ice and its dynamics up close on foot. You won’t find restrooms or water on the. Aug 06,  · During our RV trip down to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska we visited Exit Glacier near Seward.

During our RV trip down to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska we visited Exit Glacier near Seward. Exit Glacier is a glacier derived from the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of Alaska and one of Kenai Fjords National Park's major attractions.

It is one of the most accessible valley glaciers in Alaska and is a visible indicator of glacial recession due to climate change.

[citation needed]Exit Glacier retreated approximately feet (57 m) from to and park scientists Location: Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, U.S. Sloan, Charles E., Water Resources and Hydrologic Hazards of the Exit Glacier Area near Seward, Alaska, USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report (Anchorage), Smith, Philip S., Mineral Resources of Alaska,USGS Bulletin (Washington, GPO), Jun 04,  · Exit Glacier is the only part of Kenai Fjords National Park accessible by road.

At Exit Glacier you can stroll the trails, walk very close to an active glacier, or take a ranger-led walk. To get to Exit Glacier, from Hotel Seward, head north out of town, turn onto the Herman Leirer/Exit Glacier Road at mile 3 of the Seward Highway.

The mile road to the Exit Glacier Area is paved, making Location: 5th Avenue, Seward,AK. Click on the label for more information about an individual glacier. This a comprehensive list of glaciers in Alaska.

Links direct you to the USGS Geographic Names Information System. Favorable geohydrologic conditions in the Seward area provide several choices for developing additional water supplies. Abundant stream runoff and the prospects for expanded well-field development in the Jap Creek alluvial fan, as well as other similar fans, allow a selection of future water sources based on factors other than the availability of the natural resource.

USGS Water Data for the Nation Site serves as the publicly available portal to a geographically seamless set of much of the water data maintained within NWIS (additional background). USGS Water Data for the Nation Site provides access to water data from over million sites in all 50 States and additional border and territorial sites.

Seward, Alaska What to Do in Seward, Alaska. Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay, Seward serves as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park - and the departure point for a stay at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Seward is a charming town and well worth taking the time to explore.

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Comprehensive Seward business directory, general city information, visitor information, news and events. Skip to content. A glacier dam that gave way around Sept. 19 at Snow River on the Kenai Peninsula is causing minor flooding and challenging Kenai River sport fishermen who otherwise could be pulling in one rainbow.

The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Alaska. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs.

Get updated Alaska river. After the water has drained, the opening begins to close off and the lake begins to fill again. Numerous glacier dammed lakes exist in Alaska. Snow and Skilak Glacier lakes are familiar to those along the Snow and Kenai River due to the flooding or high water levels which can occur after the lake releases.

The curious popularity of a water pipe on the Seward Highway A trickle from the rocks at Mile draws people who like its taste and like the fact that it's not treated city tap tytan-team.com: Marc Lester. President Obama even visited Exit Glacier during his historic trip to Alaska in September to highlight the plight of Exit Glacier’s demise.

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Naturally alkaline to help the body maintain proper pH balance ( seasonal pH). National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS). Hubbard Glacier is a valley glacier that outlets near Yakutat, Alaska in Disenchantment Bay.

The surging glacier has a tendency to dam off the waters of Russell Fjord on its left. The glacier closed off this waterway twice within about 15 years, causing the water levels in the resulting lake to rise dramatically.

Land Resources; Natural Hazards; Water Resources; Unified Interior Regions; Frequently Asked Questions Exit Glacier, Alaska (In Full Retreat) (Credit: Kevin D Lafferty, USGS.

Thumbnail Medium Original. Detailed Description. USGS ecologist Kevin Lafferty visits the Exit Glacier in Alaska. Details. Image Dimensions: x Location. Oct 10,  · October 9, It is only an easy one mile hike out to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.

The trail starts out paved, and then turns in. These signs date back to the late ’s, and start along the paved road that leads past the Seward Windsong Lodge to the glacier. Exit Glacier earned its name when the first group of mountaineers to officially cross the Harding Icefield “exited” the ice at Exit Glacier.

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Book an excursion, or explore shops, museums and restaurants at your leisure. This afternoon, visit massive Exit Glacier and a champion sled dog kennel as part of the Real Alaska Tour.

Overnight in Seward. Exit glacier lodge is located about 10 minutes outside of Seward. We stayed here for a night after our cruise so that we could take a tour of the kenai national park. It's a small motel, with maybe rooms. The front desk person was friendly and the rooms seemed fairly clean/5(8).

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Seward - Hiking to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield - Alaska - USA Today we head out towards the Harding Ice field. Of course we stop at the ranger station first to ask about recent bear activity on the track we want to take.

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By Edward G. Neal. Prepared in cooperation with the Douglas Indian Association, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Scientific Investigations Report –Cited by: 2.Sedimentation and flooding in a glacial stream at Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska The USGS is investigating the nature of an increase in recurrent flooding of the access road to Exit Glacier and its visitor facilities at Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska.MINERAL MATERIALS SURVEY of the SEWARD and GLACIER RANGER DISTRICTS ROAD CORRIDOR, CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA.

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