Talkeetna is built in a river channel that was once under water. Recently, the river has changed course and is eroding the riverbank toward town. Learn more about the challenges of managing development in floodplains from a presentation by Alex Strawn, Borough Development Services Manager, with an overview of the history of floodplain management nationwide and here.
Listen to the audio of Strawn's presentation before the joint Borough Assembly and Planning Commission meeting posted here. View the pdf of his presentation and see major flooding events in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Learn how with better mapping, some 1,115 homes in the Borough are moving out of the floodplain.