Bethel Will Receive Tide Station

Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel

There’s a town in the south of Peru called Matarani and at first glance it might not appear to have lot in common with Bethel, or the Kuskokwim River.

But both are cities have regional ports. And both are part of large and diverse watersheds, the Kuskokwim for Bethel, the Amazon for Matarani.  And, through years of trial and error, Kuskokwim mariners have come to use the tidal information from Matarani to estimate when the tides will be coming and going in Bethel.

But now, Bethel will get its own tide station KYUK’s Shane Iverson has more.

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