Site: LIZ-2

Point Lay, Alaska


DEWLINE HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION

Topography

  • LIZ-2 at POINT LAY, Alaska is situated on 2875 Acres of low lying tundra covered terrain at an altitude of approximately 20 feet above sea level. This Auxiliary Radar Station is the westernmost site of the DEWLine. It is located on the northwest coast of Alaska facing Kasegaluk Lagoon some 100 miles east of Cape Lizbourne and 25 miles west of the Utukok River. Low, rounded tundra-covered hills are the most distinguishing topographical feature of this area.

Climate

  • Annual precipitation, including snow fall is approximately 4 inches, being heaviest from July to October. Snowfall is about 27 inches a year. Mean daily temperatures run between a minimum of 4.2 to a maximum of 15.9 degrees Fahrenheit above zero.

Water

  • A 3 mile round trip potable water haul is maintained summer and winter

NOTE: Site was deactivated in 1994


PHOTOS

Satellite Image – High level.

Satellite Image – Close-up.

Site sign. Courtesy Chad Garber.