Public Notice: Geology/Geotechnical Survey Study
July 7, 2016
A team of geologists and engineers will be retrieving six thermistor strings installed to measure subsurface temperatures in support of the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project within Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (GAAR).
The field activities will be completed from July 27-31, 2016 using a helicopter to access landing zones within GAAR and site access will be completed on‐foot. Thermistor strings were installed at six select locations to obtain subsurface temperature measurements. Retrieval locations of thermistor strings is shown on the attached map. DOWL is proposing to retrieve equipment and download data from thermistor strings installed in 2014.
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is studying the potential to construct a transportation corridor from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District. Two potential corridors through GAAR have been identified for evaluation as part of this project.
North Option: Travels through GAAR along the north edge of Nutuvkti Lake, crossing the Kobuk River Valley south of Walker Lake and the wilderness boundary, exiting GAAR near the Alatna Portage.
South Option: Travels through GAAR along Beaver Creek Valley, crossing the Reed River and Kobuk River Valleys south of Nutuvkti Lake and exiting just north of Norutak Lake.
Maryellen Tuttell, DOWL (907) 562-2000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Pribyl, DOWL (907) 562-2000 email@example.com