Dry summer leads muni to start watering Delaney Park Strip

Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Steve Rafuse said the city began using water trucks to disburse 20,000 to 30,000 gallons of water on the park strip in the middle of June because of the dry conditions. …

“Fortunately the grass isn’t dead here on the park strip,” Rafuse said. “It’s a bluegrass variety so it’s hardy, it’s dormant in the summer, it’s drought-resistant. So when you get conditions like this, and it’s really been a dry summer the grass will bounce back.”

The department has been using the water trucks to help tamp down fire danger at parks and using them at green belts as well, according to Rafuse.