Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
805 PM AKDT FRI MAY 29 2015

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CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE-
805 PM AKDT FRI MAY 29 2015

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM AKDT SUNDAY FOR
FOR THE SAG RIVER FROM PUMP STATION 3 TO NEAR DEADHORSE...

AT 805 PM AKDT...THE SAG RIVER NEAR PUMP STATION 3 REMAINS ABOVE
ACTION STAGE OF 19.0 FEET AND IS CURRENTLY AT 19.6 FEET. THE SAG
RIVER APPEARS TO HAVE CRESTED AT PUMP STATION 3 AT AROUND 19.8 FEET
BETWEEN 530 PM AKDT AND 600 PM AKDT THIS EVENING...HOWEVER WATER
LEVELS ON THE UPPER SAG RIVER REMAIN ABOVE ACTION STAGE AND ARE
EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE ACTION STAGE TONIGHT AND THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING. WATER LEVELS WILL FALL SLOWLY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
AS THE CREST CONTINUES TO MOVES DOWN RIVER.

THE FLOOD CREST WILL TRAVEL DOWNSTREAM AND REACH THE AREA OF THE
DALTON HIGHWAY THAT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED BY THE RECENT SNOWMELT
FLOODING BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. WITH RECENT FLOODING AND DAMAGE TO
THE HIGHWAY...FLOODING IMPACTS COULD BE MORE SEVERE THAN NORMAL FOR
THIS TYPE OF EVENT.

DAMAGED AREAS OF THE ROADWAY COULD BE IMPACTED AND EQUIPMENT BEING
USED TO REPAIR THE HIGHWAY SHOULD BE MOVED TO HIGHER GROUND TO AVOID
POTENTIAL DAMAGE AS THE WATER LEVELS RISE. LEVELS ON THE SAG RIVER
NEAR DEADHORSE ARE EXPECTED TO FALL BACK TO NORMAL LEVELS BY SUNDAY
MORNING. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PLEASE CHECK THE ALASKA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WEBSITE: DOT.ALASKAA.GOV/NREG/DALTON-
UPDATES.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

&&

LAT...LON 7021 14827 6998 14853 6984 14864 6942 14843
      6936 14857 6924 14864 6898 14875 6875 14873
      6876 14891 6900 14890 6933 14878 6946 14860
      6981 14882 6997 14873 7022 14846

$$

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