APU Students Dig for Answers on Eklutna Glacier

Photos and slideshow by Annie Feidt – APRN, Anchorage.

Anchorage is one of the only cities in North America dependent on a glacier for most of its drinking water. The Eklutna Glacier also provides about 15 percent of the city’s electricity, in the form of hydro power. And it’s an ideal outdoor laboratory for an intrepid group of Alaska Pacific University students who are working to answer one very important question: How long will the glacier last?

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