K-Beach Property Woes Continue

Posted: October 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Daniel and Sherrie Dahlen say they are watching their home on Bore Tide Drive fill with water from recent groundwater flooding on K-Beach, without any ability to protect their property. Sherrie says the Borough threatened prosecution if they start excavating the area…


Dahlen: “We told him that we were using an excavator that we would appreciate it if they did it but he was going to use an excavator to fix the property on our driveway, they told him he could not and they called the State Troopers on us. The State Troopers came out and said well there’s not excavator here and we said well its coming he said well the Borough said you can’t do that I don’t know what the laws are, if you do I may have to arrest you.”


Dahlen said that since they don’t live on a specific water body, their insurance agency said they can’t be covered for the flooding.


Paul Ostrander, Borough Chief of Staff, said he didn’t immediately have the details about the Dahlen’s property or why the Troopers were called, but said with tensions running high, and multiple properties affected, they’re treading cautiously…



Ostrander: “There’s folks that are trying to take care of the issue on their property and its impacting others downstream that otherwise would not have been impacted.”


Ostrander said the situation is sensitive, and they’re working to understand how the problem developed and how to keep it from getting worse.


Dahlen said the situation for her is dire and all she can do is watch as…



Dahlen: “My house is being completely destroyed because its non-insurable and I don’t have any recourse.”

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4 Comments to “K-Beach Property Woes Continue”

  • Kenai Resident says:

    To the Dahlens:

    Ostrander: “There’s folks that are trying to take care of the issue on their property and its impacting others downstream that otherwise would not have been impacted.”

    There is the cause. Contact an attorney. Look east… MANY folks in your area have been impacted due to the actions of ONE property owner…

  • guy tri 51040 off bore tide says:

    my place having same thing,my drain feild been pump or sewer 3# time water table up road ditch show water .,my crawl place is taking water…most all place here on bore tide..from south to north side where i live,and family on kalgin too,there basement full..starting to go far to ebb tide.it all start with subdivede being build up on buey road..massing with drainage..{if you lived here anytime ;water from swap go’s from up area creek to kenai river.something wrong up behind ksrm,sbs,beaver pone area.that way it did go not down to inlet..I’ve ben taking vidios of this..the guy build the subdivde on beuy road dont care..he build in the swap.and want the water out of his area.. gt

  • Tim says:

    Call somebody like Rain for Rent to provide large pumps & pipe to reduce the flooded area for near term.

  • Sherrie says:

    We are all well aware of the person that has been allowed to build a runway, tear up the ground and create a dam that is causing a lot of this problem. Mr Uragi I am sure.
    Why the Corp of Engineers and the Borough did not listen to property owners when we told they he was going to divert natural waterways, I do not know. Yet all he got was a cease and decest after the fact.
    Anyone going down Kbeach road from the Bridge access road can see the Beaver pond and the gravel pit are dry. They should be running with water , but the damn and diversion is stopping the natural water flow.
    Again Borough ignores videos and has done nothing to take that dam out.