Wrangell Sentinel -

Waters around Wrangell pass quality test


March 11, 2021

Map courtesy of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water

State water quality researchers collected samples last summer at six sites near Wrangell Island, covering from the north end of the island to near Wrangell Harbor.

Water quality samples taken in front of Wrangell Island last summer passed the test.

The samples collected at six sites were tested by state researchers for fecal coliform and other bacteria, ammonia and various metals. All tested within safe water quality standards-but the same cannot be said for all Southeast communities.

Two water samples taken near Petersburg, in the Wrangell Narrows, exceeded the standard for fecal coliform. The state Department of Environmental Conservation will return to Petersburg this spring for another round of tests, the Petersburg Pilot newspaper reported two we...

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