Sign Project Revives 1967 Flood History

Aug 9, 2017

Fifty years ago this week, the Fairbanks area was being deluged by unprecedented rainfall. The precipitation channeled from surrounding hills into the Chena River resulting in an epic flood that devastated the interior city. Five decades later, signs are going up around Fairbanks to remind people of what happened. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb takes a measurement for installation of high water mark sign on an historic cabin near the Morris Thompson Center.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC