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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
505 PM AKDT FRI JUL 3 2015

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JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...JUNEAU
505 PM AKDT FRI JUL 3 2015

THE COMBINATION OF GLACIAL MELT AND RECENT RAINFALL IS RESULTING
IN RISING WATER LEVELS FOR THE MENDENHALL LAKE AND RIVER. AT 5 PM
AKDT FRIDAY...THE WATER LEVEL AT MENDENHALL LAKE WAS 7.6
FEET...AND IS FORECAST TO CREST AT 9 FEET SATURDAY AFTERNOON. A
LAKE LEVEL OF 9 FEET WILL RESULT IN WATER INUNDATION OF WEST
GLACIER SPUR ROAD BETWEEN SKATERS CABIN AND THE WEST GLACIER
TRAILHEAD. WATER WILL ALSO BEGIN TO FLOW INTO THE MENDENHALL LAKE
CAMPGROUND.

THERE IS CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE SOURCE OF WATER
RESULTING IN THE RISING LAKE AND RIVER LEVELS. THEREFORE...IT IS
POSSIBLE THE ACTUAL CREST COULD BE ABOVE OR BELOW THE FORECAST
CREST.

WATER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED CLOSELY...AND THIS
STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED BY 12 AM AKDT SATURDAY OR SOONER.

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