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K-Beach resident still waiting for answers fall, as the ditch levels continue to rise, and as increasing numbers of us continue to have problems with our septic systems ... I am prompted to write letters, hoping for some results. We were asked last fall to be patient with the Kenai...
K-Beach residents looking for flooding solutions

...tenable. Homes and businesses (structures and properties) have been inundated by both ground and surface flooding; septic systems have flooded and failed, contaminating local ground waters and drinking wells; standing water in yards and roadside...
Kalifornsky Beach flooding raises health concerns

...Kalifornsky Beach Road has the potential to impact septic systems in the area, and has residents worried about serious...the swamp. Area residents should stop pumping their septic systems until the flooding resides, he said. Ground water...
Borough: experts en route to examine K-beach flooding

...eroding. Yards are filling. Roads are deepening. Septic systems, wells and basements are likely under water. Since...said.The borough does not yet know if underwater septic systems have contaminated the water, Walden said. Private...
Cleaning up the Samish

...practices and poorly designed or maintained on-site septic systems. Thomas Creek is one of these. As a boy, I recall...State law mandates regular inspection of all on-site septic systems, but inspections and enforcement obviously have been...
K-Beach flood exact cause and fix unknown

...months since the Kalifornsky Beach area saw rising groundwater creep into basements and crawlspaces and infiltrate septic systems and drinking water wells. While the borough installed culverts throughout the area and completed a drainage project...
Borough declares K-Beach flooding a disaster

...The flooding, which began mid-September, has affected areas from Seward to Anchor Point by flooding homes, septic systems, wells and washing out roads, which cut off some residents. Heavy rains seen over the weekend drove water levels...
Disaster declaration a first step

...column in the area. Water literally just bubbled up out of the ground, creeping into basements, crawl spaces and septic systems while also covering roadways in the area.Then, just as many residents were finally drying out, the area was hit...
Learning from this disaster

...changes in groundwater levels have combined with several inches of rain to create a perfect storm, damaging wells and septic systems and flooding homes. On Tuesday, the borough administration declared a disaster for the area, opening the door for...
Flooding declared a disaster

...culverts. Heavy machinery was seen trenching throughout the flooded area in effort to drain personal property as septic systems overflowed. "The bottom line is that there is no drainage, no place for the water to go," said Dave Yragui...


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