Overview of environmental and hydrogeologic conditions at Saint Marys, Alaska

Open-File Report 94-481
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Abstract

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) owns or operates airway support facilities near Saint Marys along the Yukon River in west-central Alaska. The FAA is evaluating the severity of environmental contamination and options for remediation of environmental contamination at their facilities. Saint Marys is on a flood plain near the continence of the Yukon and Andreafsky Rivers and has long cold winters and short summers. Residents obtain their drinking water from an infiltration gallery fed by a creek near the village. Surface spills and disposal of hazardous materials combined with potential flooding may affect the quality of the surface and ground water. Alternative drinking-water sources are available, but would likely cost more than existing supplies to develop.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Overview of environmental and hydrogeologic conditions at Saint Marys, Alaska
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 94-481
DOI 10.3133/ofr94481
Edition -
Year Published 1994
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey ; Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor],
Description iv, 26 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.
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