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WWAK81 PAFC 262222
SPSAER

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
222 PM AKDT TUE JUL 26 2016

AKZ141-282230-
COPPER RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLENNALLEN...EUREKA...MCCARTHY...
PAXSON...SLANA
222 PM AKDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...GLACIER-DAMMED LAKE RELEASING INTO THE TAZLINA RIVER...

A GLACIER-DAMMED LAKE ON EITHER THE TAZLINA OR NELCHINA GLACIER
IS LIKELY RELEASING. THE TAZLINA RIVER HAS BEEN RISING STEADILY
OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. AS OF 200 PM AKDT TUESDAY THE RIVER WAS
AT A BANKFULL STAGE OF 28.50 FEET. THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO
RISE AND IS EXPECTED TO CREST WEDNESDAY EVENING BELOW MINOR FLOOD
STAGE OF 31.00 FEET. HEAVY DEBRIS IS COMING DOWN THE TAZLINA
RIVER.

RAPID RISES IN WATER LEVELS ARE POSSIBLE ON TAZLINA LAKE AND THE
RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF TAZLINA LAKE INCLUDING THE AREA AROUND THE
RICHARDSON HIGHWAY BRIDGE. ALL PERSONS WITH INTERESTS NEAR THE
RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE WATER LEVELS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

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