Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  FOR THE SAG RIVER FROM PUMP STATION 3 TO NEAR DEADHORSE...

* UNTIL 315 PM AKDT SUNDAY

* AT 315 PM AKDT THE SAG RIVER NEAR PUMP STATION 3 HAS EXCEEDED
  ACTION STAGE AND IS APPROACHING MINOR FLOOD STAGE OF 20.0 FEET.
  RAINFALL EXCEEDING AN INCH FELL IN THE UPPER BASIN OF THE SAG
  RIVER THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. WATER LEVELS HAVE RISEN
  FASTER THAN EXPECTED... LIKELY A RESULT OF SATURATED SOIL
  CONDITIONS FROM THE RECENT SNOWMELT.

* WATER LEVELS ON THE UPPER SAG RIVER COULD EXCEED MINOR FLOOD
  LEVELS BY EARLY FRIDAY EVENING BEFORE CRESTING LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.
  THIS WATER 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... 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.ALASKA.GOV/NREG/DALTON-UPDATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED AND
CAUSING MINOR FLOODING.

&&

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

$$

MAK


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