Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
302 PM AKDT MON JUL 25 2016

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MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-
302 PM AKDT MON JUL 25 2016

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 245 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY
   FOR THE CHENA RIVER UPSTREAM OF NORDALE ROAD......

* THE CHENA RIVER EAST OF NORDALE ROAD REMAINS NEAR BANKFULL WITH
  MINOR FLOODING IN SOME LOCATIONS. LOW LYING BOAT LAUNCHES AND
  RIVER ACCESS ROADS IN THE CHENA RECREATION AREA ARE FLOODED AND
  MANY HAVE EROSION DAMAGE TO THE ROADS. THERE IS ALSO FLOODING AT
  THE GRANITE TORS DAY USE AREA...THE MILE 37.5 SHOOTING RANGE AND
  THE MILE 41 STILES CREEK EXTENSION TRAILHEAD. THE PORTIONS OF THE
  SPILLWAY UPSTREAM OF THE MOOSE CREEK DAM AREA ALSO FLOODED. THE
  RIVER IS NOW FALLING FROM TWO RIVERS EAST AND SHOULD CONTINUE
  FALLING SLOWLY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. FROM THE MOOSE CREEK
  DAM DOWNSTREAM THE CHENA RIVER WILL REMAIN HIGH THROUGH WEDNESDAY
  AS WATER SLOWLY DRAINS OUT FROM BEHIND THE DAM.

* IN THE STEAMBOAT LANDING SUBDIVISION IN NORTH POLE...WATER LEVELS
  ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT MINOR FLOOD STAGE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
  SEVERAL INCHES OF WATER WILL CONTINUE TO CROSS FREEMAN ROAD. RIVER
  WATER WILL INUNDATE SOME YARDS IN THE SUBDIVISION...AND
  GROUNDWATER FLOODING WILL OCCUR IN SOME BASEMENTS.

* THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ALASKA DISTRICT IS CURRENTLY
  OPERATING THE MOOSE CREEK DAM. FLOOD CONTROL GATES AT THE DAM
  STARTED REGULATING THE CHENA RIVER AT 6:00 PM ON 20 JULY 2016.
  THE DAM WILL BE REGULATING THE CHENA RIVER SO THAT FLOW DOES NOT
  EXCEED 12000 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND IN DOWNTOWN FAIRBANKS.
  GROUNDWATER WILL RISE TO NEAR THE GROUND SURFACE FOR SEVERAL
  THOUSAND FEET WEST OF THE MOOSE CREEK DAM WITH MINOR FLOODING
  POSSIBLE. RIVER NAVIGATION THROUGH THE MOOSE CREEK DAM IS
  UNAVAILABLE DURING OPERATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 6528 14602 6482 14602 6478 14717 6480 14729
      6486 14738 6486 14714 6506 14649

$$

JB


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