Eskimo Village Water Woes

November 8, 2012 - 5:32 PM
In this photo provided by the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Inupiat eskimos prepare to draw water from the Wulik River Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Kivalina, Alaska. Residents of a small Inupiat Eskimo village whose water supply pipeline was damaged by late summer storms are monitoring every drop of precious water they use, but officials there fear that might not be enough to last them through winter. That Kivalina even has water at all is a testament to efforts involving multiple partners including a Minnesota church that raised $1,100 for fuel to help villagers go out in boats and collect fresh water. (AP Photo, Carl Edwards/Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)