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  • A Review of the 2019 Water Year - Flooding and Drought in Alaska (Celine van Breukelen)

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1:45pm - Conference Line Opens

2:00pm - Welcome, Agenda Review

2:05pm - LEO Observation Review and Discussion

2:40pm - Presentation

A Review of the 2019 Water Year - Flooding and Drought in Alaska

Celine van Breukelen, Senior Service Hydrologist with the National Weather Service


Alaska is the land of extremes - and hydrology is no exception. This water year, much of the state had drought - so much so that we had a very active fire weather season as well water shortages; but we also had so much rain that the Corps of Engineers had to operate the Chena Flood Control Project - which hasn't been operated since 2016. This presentation will describe water observations and trends over the past year as well as a climatological forecast for the coming winter.

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The LEO Team at ANTHC