Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
256 PM AKDT FRI JUL 22 2016

AKZ221>223-232300-
CENTRAL INTERIOR-MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-DELTANA AND TANANA FLATS-
INCLUDING...NENANA...ANDERSON...TANANA...MINTO...
MANLEY HOT SPRINGS...RAMPART...LAKE MINCHUMINA...LIVENGOOD...
FAIRBANKS...FORT WAINWRIGHT...EIELSON AFB...ESTER...NORTH POLE...
MOOSE CREEK...TWO RIVERS...FOX...CHATANIKA...CHENA HOT SPRINGS...
SOURDOUGH CAMP...SALCHA...DELTA JUNCTION...FORT GREELY...
HARDING/BIRCH LAKE...DRY CREEK...DOT LAKE...HEALY LAKE
256 PM AKDT FRI JUL 22 2016

..HIGH WATER ON RIVERS IN THE CENTRAL INTERIOR WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

HIGH WATER LEVELS ARE CONTINUING ON MANY RIVERS IN THE
CENTRAL INTERIOR. THIS INCLUDES THE CHENA...LITTLE CHENA...
SALCHA...AND TANANA RIVERS. HEAVY RAINS EARLIER THIS WEEK FOLLOWED
BY AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE THURSDAY MORNING
WILL KEEP THE RIVERS AT HIGH LEVELS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. IN
ADDITION TO THE HIGH WATER LEVELS...THERE IS INCREASED DEBRIS ON
AREA RIVERS. SHORELINE EROSION MAY OCCUR IN SOME AREAS.

ON THE CHENA RIVER IN FAIRBANKS...SOME PATHS NEAR THE RIVER
ARE INUNDATED AND THERE IS LIMITED CLEARANCE FOR BOAT TRAFFIC
UNDER SOME BRIDGES IN THE FAIRBANKS AREA. THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS IS CURRENTLY OPERATING THE MOOSE CREEK TO REGULATE THE
AMOUNT OF THE FLOW ON THE CHENA RIVER THROUGH FAIRBANKS. THE CHENA
RIVER IN FAIRBANKS WILL REMAIN NEAR ITS CURRENT LEVEL WHILE THE
FLOW IS BEING CONTROLLED.

MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ALONG THE RIVER UPSTREAM FROM THE
MOOSE CREEK DAM. PLEASE REFER TO THE FLOOD ADVISORY STATEMENT FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


$$

AKZ225-232300-
DENALI-
INCLUDING...HEALY...DENALI NATIONAL PARK...CARLO CREEK...
KANTISHNA
256 PM AKDT FRI JUL 22 2016

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES HAVE FALLEN IN THE WESTERN
PARTS OF DENALI PARK SINCE THURSDAY MORNING. THESE RECENT HEAVY
RAINS ARE RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF INTO SMALL RIVERS AND
STREAMS. SMALL RIVERS AND STREAMS IN THE WESTERN PART OF DENALI
PARK ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEAR BANKFULL STAGE THROUGH TONIGHT.
BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS IN THIS AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR RAPID
CHANGES IN WATER LEVELS THROUGH TONIGHT. WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED
TO BEGIN FALLING ON SATURDAY.

$$



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