By Sage Smiley

Community in better water shape than last week


August 2, 2023

It wasn’t a downpour but it was enough to raise the water level at both reservoirs and ease fears of shortages, Public Works Director Tom Wetor said of the rainfall Sunday and Monday.

“Overall, I’m feeling pretty good,” he said Monday morning.

With just a few weeks left of the heaviest water demand for salmon processing, and with the traditionally rainy weather of early fall approaching, Wetor thinks Wrangell will make it through the summer. “We’re in pretty good shape right now.”

The borough last week urged residents to conserve water after a dry few weeks put a dent in the c...

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