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2011 Spring Flooding

Location
Red Devil and Crooked Creek, AK, on the Kuskokwim River. A flood warning has been issued to the community of Buckland on the Buckland River.
Time/Date
May 2011
Spill Id
N/A
Product/ Quantity
The flood waters and ice flow damaged or displaced numerous fuel tanks, drums, and other containers. There have been several petroleum spills in the community. Some private drinking water wells have also been impacted by the flood waters.
Cause
Heavy snow melt and ice jams caused the Kuskokwim River to rise and caused flooding in the villages of Red Devil and Crooked Creek. The flooding has damaged many homes, businesses, and public infrastructure. Many people in Crooked Creek had to be evacuated.

ADEC Situation Reports

Additional Information

State map showing spill location

Contact Information

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May 23, 2011