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Sagavanirktok River/Bullen Point
Hydrology Project Summary

    This project, funded by the State of Alaska through the Department of Natural Resources (AKDNR), ended in July of 2010. The purpose of the project was to investigate the hydrology in the coastal plain region from the Sagavanirktok River toward Bullen Point. This is a data-sparse region; issues such as breakup timing, prediction of flood events, estimating potential recharge and impacts of water use from lakes and gravel pits require a better understanding of water resources in the area. It is also important to develop an understanding of how the related watersheds function relative to the Kuparuk River Watershed, which has the longest-term data on the North Slope and has the greatest potential for serving as an index watershed. Developing this understanding will help better define the risks associated with hydrologic variability and climate change impacts in areas with no historical hydrologic information.

    GWS helped design, install, and maintain the data networks. This included establishing and up keeping a telemetry network as well as managing online data reporting.

    All stations were decommission following project completion and are no longer reporting online real time data. However, archived station information can be found here.

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