In April, residents of Diomede relied on melting snow and run-off as drinking water for 11 days. The community’s running water was restored, but local experts say they aren’t out of the woods yet, as the system still is not fully functioning.

According to Laura Achee, a spokesperson with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, or ADEC, part of the limited information ADEC received was that the water tank was inoperable, and the system was having issues.

Aug. 18, 2015Arctic offshore drilling gets federal approvalThe federal government has given Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.