National Drought Mitigation Center

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Water emergency in Wrangell, Alaska
6/13/2018 6:51:13 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Wrangell, AK

Start Date: 3/14/2018 -  
A water emergency was declared for Wrangell because the community has roughly one month worth of water remaining. The public was asked to severely curb their water use as city officials intend to “aggressively monitor and strictly enforce” water restrictions. While the lack of rain was a large part of the water shortage, the water treatment plant was having problems, losing hundreds of thousands of gallons weekly, contributing to the shortage. KSTK (Wrangell, Alaska), March 14, 2018