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Juneau Watershed Resource Library

This one-stop electronic reference library is for local agencies, stakeholders and the community of Juneau. We hope that this library will increase efficiency in watershed research and provide a data management tool that will preserve historic documents. We also want the public to have access to an easy-to-use reference library so they can be more informed on watershed issues in our region. 

Documents listed below without a hyperlink are being held at the JWP office. Please contact us at juneauwatersheds@gmail.com to request digital copies of the documents. (Nominal fee will apply).

We want this library to grow and stay up-to-date. We will check the links annually to make sure they still work, and please send us any additional documents that we do not currently have on our list. This project was made possible through a generous grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Conservation Program.

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HYDROLOGY

Duck Creek Hydrology Baseline Conditions. Beilharz, Margaret. 1998.

Hydrology and Flood Profiles of Duck Creek and Jordan Creek Downstream from Egan Drive, Juneau, Alaska.* U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5323. Curran, J.H., 2007.

Mendenhall Valley Drainage Study.  EMPS (Engineering Man Power Service). 1979. 

Mendenhall Valley Drainage System – Preliminary Engineering. EMPS (Engineering Man Power Service). 1983.

Flood Insurance Study -- City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska.  FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). 1990.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps -- City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps -- City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). 1981-1990.

Hydrology Geomorphology and Flood Profiles of Lemon Creek of Lemon Creek, Juneau, Alaska.*  Host, R. and E. Neal. 2005.

Baseline Characteristics of Jordan Creek, Juneau, Alaska.* Host, R., and E. Neal. 2004.

Hydrologic Data of the Juneau Borough, Alaska. McConaghy, J.A. 1969.

Water Resources of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey- Open File Report, McConaghy, J.A. and Bowman, W.N. 1971.

Hydrology, Geomorphology, and Flood Profiles of the Mendenhall River, Juneau, Alaska.* U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4150. Neal, E.G., 1999.

A Channel Type User's Guide for the Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska.* Paustian, Steve J., ed. 1992. Revised in 2010. (both versions linked)

Mendenhall Valley Drainage Study. R & M Engineering 1996.

Floodplain Information, Lemon Creek, Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1970.

Flood Plain Information, Mendenhall River, Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1971.

Overview of Environmental and Hydrological Conditions near Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey- Open File Report, Alcorn, M.G., and Hogan E.V., 1995

Aquifer Data from Four Wells in the Mendenhall Valley near Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey- Open File Report, Balding, G.O. 1982

Water Resources and Surficial Geology of the Mendenhall Valley, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologic Investigations, Barnwell, W.W. 1968

Ground-Water Reconnaissance and drilled wells—Studies in the Gastineau Channel Area. U.S. Geological Survey and Alaska Department of Health Hydrological Data Report, 1957

Hydrology and Glacier-Lake-Outburst Floods (1987-2004) and Water Quality (1998-2003) of the Taku River near Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey, Neal, E. 2007. External Link: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5027

FISH AND FISH HABITAT

Lemon Creek Report: Baseline Aquatic Habitat Characterization.* Alaska Department of Fish & Game, 2004.

Juneau Fish Habitat Assessment.* Bethers, M., K. Munk, and C. Seifert. 2012.

Review of Information Concerning Sockeye Spawning in Habitats in Auke Lake. Bishop, D. Unpublished.

Growth of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon, Oncorhynchus Nerka (Walbaum), in Auke Lake, Alaska. Bucaria, Garvan Pat. 1968.

Stock Status and Recommended Escapement Goals for Coho Salmon in Selected Waters Along the Juneau Road System, 1981-2004.* Clark, Robert A. 2005.

A Study of Coho Salmon in Southeast Alaska, 1989 : Chilkoot Lake, Yehring Creek, Auke Lake, and Vallenar Creek.* Elliott, Steven T. 1990.
Coho Salmon Studies in Southeast Alaska, 1990 : Auke Lake, Chilkoot Lake, Nahlin River, and Yehring Creek.* Elliott, Steven T. and David A. Sterritt. 1991.

Effects of Density-dependence, Environment and Species Interaction During Spawning and Incubation on Population Dynamics of Pink and Sockeye Salmon in the Auke Lake System, Southeast Alaska. Fukushima, Michio. 1996.

Catalog of Waters Important for Spawning, Rearing, or Migration of Anadromous Fishes (interactive map)*.

Dolly Varden Char and Sea-run Cutthroat Trout Populations at Auke Lake, Southeast Alaska, during 1997.* Lum, Judith L. et al. 1998.

Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout Populations in Auke Lake, Southeast Alaska, during 1998.* Lum, Judith L. et.al. 1999. 

Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout Populations in Auke Lake, Southeast Alaska, during 1999.* Lum, Judith L. et.al. 2000. 

Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout Populations in Auke Lake, Southeast Alaska, during 2000.* Lum, Judith L., et al. 2001.

Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout Migrations at Auke Creek in 2001, and Abundance of Cutthroat Trout in Auke Lake, Southeast Alaska.* Lum, Judith L., et al. 2002.

Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout Migrations at Auke Creek in 2002, and Abundance of Cutthroat Trout in Auke Lake, Southeast Alaska.* Lum, Judith L. and Sidney G. Taylor. 2004.

Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout Migrations at Auke Creek in 2003, and Abundance of Cutthroat Trout in Auke Lake, Southeast Alaska.* Lum, Judith L. and Sidney G. Taylor. 2006.

Abundance of Cutthroat Trout in Auke Lake in 2003, and Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout Migrations at Auke Creek in 2004.* Lum, Judith L. and Sidney G. Taylor. 2006.

Abundance of Cutthroat Trout in Auke Lake, Southeast Alaska, in 2004.* Lum, Judith L. and Sidney G. Taylor. 2006.

Coho Salmon Smolt Production, Adult Harvest, and Escapement from Jordan and Duck Creeks, Southeast Alaska, 2002-2003.* Lum, Judith L. and B. J. Glynn. 2007.

Physiological Changes in Prickly Sculpin (Cottus asper) Inhabiting a Lake Used by Jet-Propelled Watercraft. Moles, A. and E.G. Marty. 2005.
(Cross-Referenced in Water Quality)

Stock Status and Escapement Goals for Coho Salmon Stocks in Southeast Alaska.* Shaul, Leon, Scott McPherson, Edgar Jones, and Kent Crabtree. 2003. 

Enhancement of Sockeye Salmon in Auke Lake, Juneau, Alaska, 1986-1989.* Taylor, Sidney G., Aloysius J. Didier, Jr., and Michael Bethers. 1992.

Juvenile Salmon Presence in the Mendenhall River, Juneau, Alaska.* Eaton, K. A., T. V. Schumacher, and S. A. Cameron. 2011.

Fishing and Subsitence Publications and Searchable Database.* Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.

Habitat Technical Reports.* Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game

GEOLOGY

The Determination of Land Emergence from Sea Level Observations in Southeast Alaska. Hicks, S. D. and W. Shofnos. 1965. 

Superficial Geologic Map of the Juneau Urban Area and Vicinity, Alaska. Miller, Robert D. 1975.

Recent Trends in the Lemon Creek Glacier, Alaska. Marcus, M.G., F.B. Chambers, M.M. Miller, and M. Lang. 1995.

Roadside Geology of Alaska. Connor, Cathy, and Daniel O’Haire. 1988.

WATERBODY MANAGEMENT PLANS

Auke Lake Watershed Assessment. Juneau Watershed Partnership. 2009.

Duck Creek Watershed Restoration Needs. Koski, K. and M. Lorenz. 1998.

Duck Creek Watershed Management Plan.* Koski, K. and M. Lorenz. 1999.

Jordan Creek Watershed Recovery and Management Plan. Savell, Samia. 2006.

Vanderbilt Creek Watershed Recovery and Management Plan. Juneau Watershed Partnership. 2007

Lemon Creek Watershed Recovery and Management Plan. Juneau Watershed Partnership. 2007

Duck Creek Restoration Assessment. Juneau Watershed Partnership. 2007

Montana Creek Stewardship Plan. Juneau Watershed Partnership. 2014.

LAND USE, MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

City and Borough of Juneau Manual of Stormwater Best Management Practices. CBJ. Rev. August 2010.

Juneau State Land Plan.* Alaska Department of Natural Resources. 1993.

Juneau Coastal Management Plan.* prepared for City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. LaRoche and Associates. 2008.

Comprehensive Plan of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska.* City and Borough of Juneau. 2013. External Link:

Juneau Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan.* City and Borough of Juneau. 2007.

Municipal Codes and Ordinances Online. City and Borough of Juneau.

Land Management Plan.* City and Borough of Juneau. 1999.

Auke Lake Community College Land-Water Investigation. Juneau, Alaska. EvironAid, Juneau. 1974.

Mendenhall Watershed Action Strategy. Ferluato and Associates. 2001.

Auke Lake Campus Site Development Plan: A preliminary plan for the Auke Lake Campus, University of Alaska, Juneau, which evolves from a thorough analysis of the existing campus and includes theme statements, planning factors and siting guidelines. Kramer, Chin, and Mayo. 1976.

West Mendenhall Valley Greenbelt Plan. Nordata Services, Juneau Alaska, 1986.

Montana Creek Lands Assessment and Recreation Corridor Conservation Proposal.* Trout Unlimited. 2006.

ATV Trail Mapping in the Jordan Creek Watershed. Juneau Watershed Partnership.2007

METEOROLOGY

Meteorological Data and Statistics for Alaska Weather Stations. Western Regional Climate Center. External Link: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ak4094)

Mountain Versus Sea Level Rainfall Observations During Storms at Juneau, Alaska. Murphy, Thomas D., and S. Seymour Schmach. 1963

RESTORATION REFERENCES

Recycled Soils Enhance Wetland Habitat in Juneau, Alaska. Elfers, Michelle, 2006.

Nancy Street Wetland Enhancement: Assessment of Design and Construction. City and Borough of Juneau. 2005

Environmental Assessment: Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, Duck Creek, Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, 2001.

Streambank Revegetation and Protection: A Guide for Alaska.* Walter, Jeanne and Dean Hughes. 2005.

A Revegetation Manual for Alaska.* Wright, Stoney J. 2008.

Landowners Guide to Fish Habitat Conservation and Restoration Practices.* Hauser, W. J. and E. W. Weiss. 2001.

Guidelines for Bank Stablization on the Mendenhall River.* Interfluve, Inc. 1999.

Restoration and Enhancement of Aquatic Habitats in Alaska: Case Study Reports, Policy Guidance and Recommendation.* Tech. Report No. 94-3. Parry, B. L. and G. Seaman. 1994.

Restoration and Enhancement of Aquatic Habitats in Alaska: Project Inventory, Case Study Selection, and Bibliography.* Tech. Report No. 93-8. Parry, B. L., C. M. Rozen and G. A. Seaman. 1993

SOILS

Soils of the Juneau Area, Alaska.* Schoephorster, D.B. and C.E. Furbish. 1974. 

TRAILS

The Juneau Trails Plan.* City and Borough of Juneau. 1993.

TRANSPORTATION

Juneau Non-Motorized Transportation Plan.* City and Borough of Juneau. 2009.


VEGETATION AND INVASIVE PLANTS

The Alaska Vegetation Classification.*  Viereck, L.A.; Dyrness, C.T.; Batten, A.R.; Wenzlick, K.J. 1992.

Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearing House (AKEPIC) (includes a variety of data and resources)*

Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management in Alaska (CNIPM).*

WATER QUALITY

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Debris in the Waters of Duck Creek in Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, Alaska.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2000.

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Fecal Coliform Bacteria in the Waters of Duck Creek in Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2000.

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Turbidity in the Waters of Duck Creek in Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1999.

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Dissolved Oxygen and Iron in the Waters of Duck Creek in Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2001.

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Residue in the Waters of Jordan Creek in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska DEC. 2005.

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) to Address the Sediment and Interstitial Dissolved Oxygen Impairments in Jordan Creek, Alaska. Alaska DEC. 2009.

Total Maximum Daily Load for Sediment and Turbidity with consideration of Habitat Modification in the waters of Lemon Creek, Juneau, Alaska. Alaska DEC 1995.

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Fecal Coliform in the Waters of Pederson Hill Creek in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska DEC. 2008.

Total Maximum Daily Load for Sediment and Turbidity with considerations of Debris and Habitat Modification in the waters of Vanderbilt Creek, Juneau, Alaska. Alaska DEC. 1995.

Alaska State Water Quality Standards. Alaska DEC. Most current standards available on this website.

Alaska’s Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. Alaska DEC. Current and past reports available on this website.

Waterborne Sediment Loading Resulting from Stream-Channel Gravel Extraction: A Controlled Study on Lemon Creek, Juneau, Alaska: A Working Paper. Alaska DEC. 1982.

Physiological Changes in Prickly Sculpin (Cottus asper) Inhabiting a Lake Used by Jet-Propelled Watercraft. Moles, A. and E.G. Marty. 2005.

Clean Water Act. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Summary and full text available on EPA's website.

Lemon Creek Natural Sediment Assessment. Walter, M.T., S. L. Seifert, T.C. Schwarz, and C.L. Connor. 2003.

Lemon Creek Watershed Geomorphic Assessment and Sediment Management Alternatives Analysis.* City and Borough of Juneau. 2004.

Juneau Streams: A Water Quality Study. A Report of Field Work Conducted February through September, 1991. Williams, Richard. 1993.

Time Series Analyses of Physical Environmental Data Records from Auke Bay, Alaska.* Wing, Bruce L., M. M. Masuda, and Sidney G. Taylor. 2006. 

Jordan Creek Water Quality Report(Nagorski, S., 2007) Juneau Watershed Partnership

WATER RIGHTS

Instream Flow Publications Web Page.* Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Statewide Aquatic Resources Coordination Unit.

The Status of Alaska Water Export Laws and Water Transfers.* Estes, C. C. 2001.

Instream Flow.* Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Estes, C. C. 1987.

Alaska's Instream Flow Program. Estes, C. C., and M. L. Harle. 1987.

Review and Analysis of Methods for Quantifying Instream Flow Requirements. Estes, C. C., and J. F. Orsborn. 1986.

An Assessment of Instream Flow Protection in Alaska. Harle, M. L., and C. C. Estes. 1993.

Status of Instream Flow Legislation and Practices in North America. Reiser, D. W., T. A. Wesche, and C. C. Estes. 1989.

WETLANDS

Juneau Wetlands Functions and Values. Adamus, P., D. Beers, K. Bosworth, R. Carstensen, and K. Munk, 1987.

Delineation and Function Rating of Jurisdictional Wetlands on Potentially Developable City-owned Parcels in Juneau, Alaska.* Bosworth, Koren and Paul Adamus, 2007.

GIS Mapping for Mendenhall Wetland State Game Refuge. Carstensen, Richard. 2004. External Link:

Juneau Wetlands Management Plan.* City and Borough of Juneau, 2008. (note: Plan is currently undergoing an update).

Status of Alaska Wetlands.* Hall, Johnathan V., W.E. Frayer, and Bill O. Wilen. 1994. 

National Wetlands Inventory (NWI).* U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Maps and Information Website.

Preferred Wetlands Mitigation Program Alternative.* Prepared for the City and Borough of Juneau. Wildlands, Inc. 2000.

 

Links last updated December 26, 2016