Ice Jam Training and Freeze-up Investigations (FY21)
The Alaska District in cooperation with CRREL, DCRA, NWS, Alaska Railroad and Municipality of Anchorage plans to provide ice jam related training to local partners to inform them on ice mechanics, ice jam terminology, ice jam database information and mitigation strategies with a focus on non-structural solutions. Development of a Technical Report is also being pursued to summarize climate information coincident with the jams identified for further analysis and statistical correlations.
Improving Access to Relative Sea Level Change (RSLC) Guidance in Alaska (FY20)
This interagency project would provide access to relative sea level change (RSLC) estimates and guidance for RSLC approximations in Alaska to address challenges associated with incorporating RSLC into flood risk reduction studies in a region with limited data. The RSLC guidance document is currently under development.
Kotlik Coastal Flood Awareness and Outreach (FY19)
The Alaska District in cooperation with DGGS, DCRA, DHS&EM, and the Native Village of Kotlik seeks to conduct coastal flood awareness, outreach, and data collection activities at Kotlik, Alaska by developing flood risk materials, collecting short-term water level data and meeting with the community to share information and improve risk communication. Water level monitors were set in Summer 2020.
Lowell Creek Emergency Action Plan and Table-Top Exercise (FY18)
This interagency project includes several Silver Jackets' partners who participated in a table-top exercise with the City of Seward in March 2019. An Emergency Action Plan was drafted for the Lowell Creek Tunnel with coordination between the City and the Silver Jackets' partners. The final draft was returned to the City in September 2020 for completion and submission for approval.