Glacial Outburst Flood Monitoring

UA researchers closely monitor the region’s Suicide Basin and Mendenhall River, which have experienced dramatic outburst floods (or jökulhlaups) from the Mendenhall Glacier, affecting valley populations and infrastructure in Juneau. These monitoring efforts provide essential information to communities and partner agencies, and aid prediction, mitigation and preparation efforts.

Focus Area(s): 
Lands and Waterways
Roads, Bridges and the Built Environment
Last updated: May 10, 2017