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By Dan Rudy 

Water shortage prompts state of emergency in Wrangell


WRANGELL – With the supply of treated water dangerously low, the Borough Assembly officially declared the city to be in a state of disaster Tuesday evening.

The decision was reached during a special session in which officials met with

departmental staff and

representatives of Wrangell’s two fish processing

plants, Trident Seafoods and Sea Level Seafoods. With the processing season already underway and production ramping up, the two together are consuming about half of the community’s water.

Alarm bells were raised by Public Works when it reported its reserves of treated water had c...

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