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Collecting water samples on the Hulahula River 110611 1943
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

We measured water discharge, water chemistry, and aquatic ecology during the summer of 2011.  Here Greta Burkart and Dave Payer collect water samples, near the East Patuk tributary.  Water levels were very low and the river was easily crossed.  We spent the entire night before dragging our boats from Grasser's airstrip.

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Taken: 27/12/2011
Uploaded: 27/12/2011
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Tags: hulahula; river; mccall; glacier; chemistry; discharge; science; anwr; matt nolan; nolan; 2011
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