AK Water Office
Field operation coordinators arrive, Fairbanks, AK
May 29th-June 7th
Yukon River trip preparations.
Crew helps with Yukon R. fixed station sampling near Stevens, AK.
Negotiations for houseboat support ongoing.
The rest of field crew arrives in Fairbanks, AK.
Air reconnaissance of Yukon R. and tributaries for confirmation of sampling cross sections.
Dall R. reconnaissance with boats via Yukon R.
Sampling trip via road from Fairbanks to Circle, AK. Samples were taken at various sites including Birch, Crooked and 12 mile Creeks.
Finale preparations for boat and equipment move to Eagle, AK
Schuster, Langley and TDY move to Eagle to do Fixed station sampling.
Remainder of crew leaves for Eagle with boats and equipment.
Fixed station sampling of the Yukon R. at Eagle.
Snowmelt runoff sampling at sites near Eagle.
Boat and equipment preparation in Eagle.
Meeting with support houseboat pilot.
Crew departs for Nation River (30 miles). Discharge by Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). Composite water sample with a D-96 sampler by Equal Discharge Increment method (EDI).
Returns to Eagle.
All indications point to support houseboat being late and possibly not available.
Preparations made for a 4 person, 2 boat sampling crew to head down river with road and air support options.
Sampling crew departs for Kandik River (75 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Crew continues to Coal Cr. (24 miles). Discharge by Price meter, water sample by hand held sampler (DH-77).
Lodging at National Park Service cabin (Slavens Cabin).
Sampling crew departs for Charley R. (18 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Crew continues to Woodchopper Cr. (18 miles). Discharge by Price meter, water sample by DH-77.
Crew continues to Circle, AK. Lodging at Circle Hot Springs Resort.
Crew departs for Yukon R. at Circle sampling site, 8 miles above Circle. Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Return to Circle.
Regroup and preparations for boat cruise to Ft Yukon, AK.
Sampling crew departs for Ft Yukon, AK (67 miles).
Support crew flies to Ft Yukon with equipment and food.
Lodging at US Bureau of Land Management fire station.
Crew departs for Black R. (41 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Crew continues to Sheenjek R. (18 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Crew returns to Ft Yukon.
Crew departs for Upper Mouth Birch Cr (32 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Return to Ft Yukon.
Crew departs for Chandalar and Christian Rivers (23 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Return to Ft Yukon.
Crew departs for Lower Mouth Birch Cr. (52 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Crew continues on to Beaver, AK. (27 miles).
Lodging secured at Beaver Public School.
Support crew flies from Ft Yukon back to Fairbanks.
Crew departs Beaver for Hodzana R. (24 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Crew continues to Yukon R. at Timber Point (16 miles). Discharge by ADCP, water sample by EDI.
Crew continues to Dalton Hwy. Bridge and boat takeout (100 miles).
Crew and boats return to Fairbanks.
June 25th -28th
Equipment break down, boat storage and preparations for the August sampling trip.
All crew members return to "Lower 48".
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