Johnston Creek Source


Johnston Creek has one of the more spectacular seeps in eastern Alaska. It is on a hillside west of the creek. A stream flows from the seep carrying oil to a series of marshy areas and upland ponds. Oil sheen is clearly visible on these ponds and streams in the picture. The flow is downhill from the upland area to Johnston Creek. In the seep area, the 3-4 meter high bank has many cascades of oil and tar. The edge of the main body of Johnston Creek is visible on the far right side of the photo.

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