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The storage and release of water from a large glacier-dammed lake

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

    Subjects:
  • Water levels -- Alaska -- Russell Fiord.,
  • Glacial lakes -- Alaska -- Yakutat Region.,
  • Dam failures -- Alaska -- Yakutat Region.

  • Edition Notes

    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
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17658770M

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