One of Alaska’s biggest planned construction projects in 2014 will be largely out of sight. That’s because it’ll be on the bottom of turbulent Cook Inlet.
I’m crouched under a building, trying to sketch the location of water and wastewater lines as the winds rattles the paper in my hands and snow skitters around me. Using a pencil is clumsy with gloves, but the day is too cold not to wear them. A few yards away the waves in Norton Sound pound on the seawall—the beach is completely submerged beneath the storm surge.