Petersburg Pilot -

By Dan Rudy 

Both Wrangell reservoirs are overflowing

 

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Students from Laura Davies' fifth grade class take a tour of Wrangell's water treatment plant last month, guided by plant manager Wayne McHolland at back. The class trip was part of students' study of water conservation, an interest spurred by this winter's municipal shortage.

WRANGELL - Wrangell's water situation seems stable heading into the summer, with both reservoirs "overflowing" according to the latest update from Public Works.

A combination of factors led to the enforcement of conservation measures through the month of March, including low precipitation, a lengthy winter and high demand. During the winter, demand by the first week of February had spiked to 1,151,000 gallons per day, which for the previous year was second only to a summertime high the first week of July, at 1,227,000 gallons daily. More recently, demand by the end of April ebbed to half wh...



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