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Weekend rainfall refills reservoirs


Rainfall received over the weekend helped allay concerns of a water shortage, as Wrangell received over 1.6 inches between Friday and Sunday.

“It helped out substantially,” said Amber Al-Haddad, head of the Public Works Department.

After a bone-dry May, the City of Wrangell had issued a public notice requesting that residents conserve water after its two reservoirs dipped below usual levels.

Wrangell had received only 0.6 inches last month, down from a historical average of 4.58. Other communities in Southeast also registered a record-dry month, with Juneau registering 0.52 inches of ra...

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