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The storage and release of water from a large glacier-dammed lake Russell Lake near Yakutat, Alaska, 1986

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Reports Section, distributor in Denver, Colo .
Written in English


  • Glacial lakes -- Alaska -- Yakutat Region,
  • Dam failures -- Alaska -- Yakutat Region,
  • Water levels -- Russell Fiord (Alaska).

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 7)

Statementby Harold R. Seitz, Donald S. Thomas, and Bud Tomlinson ; prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
SeriesOpen-file report -- 86-545, U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 86-545
ContributionsThomas, Donald S, Tomlinson, Bud, United States. Forest Service, Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13612834M

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