Kivalina Finally Begins Filling Water Tanks Again

A remote village in northern Alaska has finally begun to fill its water storage tanks again, after spending last winter with dwindling reserves.

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Crews at the Kivalina water plant began pumping water round-the-clock on Friday.

The Inupiat Eskimo community of 400 fell into its water crisis after the local water-supply pipeline was damaged by late-summer storms last year before its water tanks could be filled.

Kivalina is located 83 miles north of the Arctic Circle.