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Cook Inlet Geographic Response Strategies: Central Zone

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Site Selection

During the initial development phase the workgroup developed GRS for 22 sites in the zone. In 2010 Lake Clark National Park and Preserve has developed an additional 4 sites and revised 3 sites within the Park’s boundaries in the Central Cook Inlet Zone. In 2011 the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation adapted into the GRS format 6 sites that were deployed in response to the July 2010 oil spill in the swanson River field. The 32 strategies are shown on the map at left. You may also download the site selection matrix and site selection matrix key utilized in the site selection process. The site selection process involved a consideration of environmental sensitivity, risk of being impacted from a water borne spill; and feasibility of successfully protecting the site with existing technology.


The Geographic Response Strategies (GRS) and tactics described on this site and in the subarea plans, are NOT prescriptive in nature. They are recommended deployment configurations for initial responders. They can, and should, be adjusted to fit the current situation and environmental conditions.


A detailed description of the site selection process can be found here or by following the link under the Quick Links section.