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AK: Recovering

By | January 11, 2013

Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC - Fairbanks

Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks

It’s been almost four years since the largest flood in the history of the city of Eagle and Eagle Village devastated both communities.

In the spring of 2009, a series of extremely warm days melted a higher than normal snowpack. When a massive ice jam broke free, a deluge of water surged toward the city and the nearby native village. KUAC’s Emily Schwing visited both communities last summer to find out how locals have fared since the flood.

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