National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA)
Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska
Links to Environmental Information about the Cook Inlet Basin
This alphabetical list contains the names and Internet addresses of many agencies or organizations collecting environmental information within the Cook Inlet Basin. The list is not exhaustive; the intent is to provide sites having digital data or project descriptions as starting points for additional data searches. Placement of these links on this page does not imply endorsement or maintenance of these sites by the U.S. Government but is intended for information purposes only. The Internet address information in the list was collected in January 1999 and checked most recently 10 June 2003, but addresses occasionally change. If you have trouble accessing a site using the published address, try typing the name of the organization into an Internet search engine.
ORGANIZATION NAME AND INTERNET ADDRESS
Alaska Center for the Environments list of environmental organizations in Alaska
Alaska Cooperative Extension
Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Contaminated Sites Remediation Section
Drinking Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management Programs
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Cook Inlet Information Management and Monitoring System
Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
Guide to Alaska Geologic and Mineral Information - Information Circular 44
Division of Mining and Water Management, Alaska Hydrologic Survey
Hydrologic reports by Alaska Hydrologic Survey
Index to water-quality data collected by Hydrologic Survey
Streams database - discharge measurements made by Hydrologic Survey
Division of Support Services-Land Records Information Section- Geographic Information System coverages
Alaska Earthquake Information
Alaska Environmental Resources Online -- Links to environmental compliance and pollution prevention in Alaska.
Alaska Geological Society
Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse -- Geographic Information System coverages
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Alaska Natural Heritage Program
Alaska Public Lands Information Center
Alaska State Library - Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED)
Alaska Volcano Observatory
Anchorage Waterways Council
Cook Inlet and Kenai Peninsula Science Newsletter
Cook Inlet Keeper
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
Interagency Minerals Coordinating Group Data from Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (ADGGS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), USDA, Forest Service (FS), and the Geological Survey (USGS).
Alaska Mineral Locations Database (Minerals Availability System and Mineral Industry Location System, MAS/MILS).
Mining and geology links
Searchable bibliography of geologic publications by map quadrangle
Searchable bibliography of geologic publications by ID, author, title, or publisher
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Municipality of Anchorage
Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Services -- Anchorage Areawide Water-Quality Monitoring Program. Streams, lakes, and shallow ground water monitored from 1987-91. Nitrates in ground water. Data are only available in printed publications.
Department of Public Works, Watershed Management Section -- Storm-water monitoring for compliance with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. GIS coverages. Data not yet available on-line.
Water and Wastewater Utility -- Drinking-water-quality data from Ship Creek, Eklutna Lake, and about 20 wells.
National Atmospheric Deposition Program - National Trends Network
National Park Service
Denali National Park and Preserve
Katmai National Park and Preserve
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly Soil Conservation Service)
National plants database
National Soil Survey Center
National Weather Service
Alaska Aviation Weather Unit
Current weather at Anchorage International Airport
Monthly precipitation data for all stations in Alaska from National Climatic Data Center
River forecasts, flood watches, and warnings for Alaska
Weather data for stations in Alaska
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska district
U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Alaska
Alaska Bibliography of Scientific Reports
Mining claims and sites on Federal lands
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Drinking Water Regulations and Health Advisories
Envirofacts Warehouse database includes information on Superfund sites, drinking water, air pollution, toxic releases, hazardous waste, and water discharge permits.
EPA databases and software
National Environmental Publication Information (NEPI)
National Recommended Water Quality Criteria
STOrage and RETrieval System for Water and Biological Monitoring Data (STORET)
Surf your watershed
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7
Environmental Contaminants Program
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Forest Service, Chugach National Forest
U.S. Geological Survey
Alaska Science Center -- Information and research.
Earth Resources Observation System (EROS).
Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse. Geographic Information System coverages
Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) distributes USGS publications, Alaska topographic maps, aerial photography and digital data.
Geographic Names Information System
USGS Search Engine
New (since 1995) publications of the USGS
Water Resources, Alaska
Alaska Water Index. A list of sites at which streamflow, lake-level, and water-quality data have been collected by USGS.
Cook Inlet Basin National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Study
Glacier and snow program. Meteorological, mass balance, and runoff data on Gulkana and Wolverine Glaciers.
Historical records of daily streamflow and peak flows for gaging stations in Alaska
Listing of USGS reports on Alaskan hydrology, volcanoes, and glaciers.
Real-time Alaska river conditions via satellite.-- Real-time data are considered provisional.
Real-time water (stream discharge and/or stage) data Nationwide. Real-time data are considered provisional.
Retrieve stream discharge data, select station by borough
Western Region Mineral Resources Survey, Alaska
Aeromagnetic maps and data for Alaska
Alaska Mineral Locations (MAS/MILS) Database
Alaska Mineral Resources Data File describes mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences
Alaska National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) and Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) data
U.S. Geological Survey -- Alaska Mineral Resources
Gravity data for Alaska
U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) -- Alaska (Outer Continental Shelf )Region
University of Alaska Anchorage, Environment and Natural Resources Institute, Alaska State Climate Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Alaska Climate Research Center -- Climate data for weather stations in Alaska, including monthly precipitation and temperature records through about 1990.
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Western Regional Climate Center -- Climate summaries for Alaska