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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
250 PM AKDT TUE JUL 15 2014

...ANNUAL GLACIER LAKE OUTBURST ON THE TAKU RIVER HAS STARTED...

TAKU RIVER GAGE HAS STARTED SHOWING A RISE IN RIVER LEVELS
ACCOMPANIED BY A DROP IN WATER TEMPERATURES INDICATING THAT THE
ANNUAL GLACIER LAKE OUTBURST FROM LAKE NOLAKE HAS BEGUN. AS OF 2
PM TUE AFTERNOON...THE TAKU RIVER WAS AT 39.8 FEET AND IS RISING.
THIS IS STILL JUST OVER 3 FEET BELOW MINOR FLOOD STAGE OF 43 FEET.

THE GLACIER LAKE OUTBURST EVENT WILL LIKELY LAST AROUND THREE
DAYS WITH THE PEAK LIKELY AROUND WED NIGHT OR THU. IT IS CURRENTLY
UNKNOWN HOW MUCH WATER IS IN LAKE NOLAKE BUT BASED ON HISTORIC
AVERAGE DISCHARGE THE PEAK WILL LIKELY BE AROUND MINOR FLOOD STAGE
OF 43.0 FEET. THE JUNEAU NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE RIVER. PEOPLE LIVING AND RECREATING ALONG TAKU RIVER
SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THE TAKU RIVER GAGE AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE
ACTION IF IT CONTINUES TO RISE.

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