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What is the ground like in the summer in Alaska?

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During summer months in Alaska, the frozen sub-soil - permafrost, begins to melt, forming marsh land, known as 'muskeg', which can cause buildings to sink / collapse. Traditional homes are built on stilts to prevent this. Muskeg also makes road transport difficult and in places roads have gravel surfaces, so that transport can be maintained.

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