Dan and Greg and the water table
Quite the dynamic duo! Lingít Aaní’s senior hydrologist teamed with Sít’ Eeti Geeyí’s master naturalist to study how water sifts through Glacier Bay’s fanning forelands.They looked at ground water movement, surface and channel flows, and water quality. Contextual work encompassed vegetation, wildlife, waterfowl, and fishery values, with particular attention to relation between vegetation and hydrologic conditions. By 1987, ditches comprised a major component of the Gustavus area’s drainage system. Together with incision of lower Salmon River, ditches were lowering water tables in central Gustavus, altering vegetative and habitat conditions. Bishop and Streveler concluded with recommendations to correct to the existing system.