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Alaska Villages Run Dry And Residents Worry 'If This Is Our Future Of No Water'


Added 09-14-19 09:07:02am EST - “The remote community of Nanwalek on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is accessible only by boat or sea plane. Now, it's running out of water due to lack of rainfall and low snowpack.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Alaska Villages Run Dry And Residents Worry 'If This Is Our Future Of No Water'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Resident Anthony Brewster checks to see how much water is in Nanwalek's storage tank. The village has been on a boil water notice for weeks. Renee Gross/KBBI hide caption

Resident Anthony Brewster checks to see how much water is in Nanwalek's storage tank. The village has been on a boil water notice for weeks.

Residents are desperately trying to conserve water in the Native village of Nanwalek, located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage. The village, home to the Sugpiaq tribe, is currently in a severe drought.

Nina Kvasnikoff's family is eating off paper plates, collecting water from the ocean to flush toilets and washing themselves with sponges.

"It doesn't feel like you're clean. You feel like you're just splattering a little bit of water," she says.

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