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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
1150 PM AKDT FRI JUL 11 2014

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JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND AK-
1150 PM AKDT FRI JUL 11 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE MENDENHALL LAKE AND
MENDENHALL RIVER...

AFTER AN ALL-TIME RECORD CREST OF 11.9 FEET ON MENDENHALL LAKE AND A
NEAR-RECORD CREST OF 13.5 FEET ON THE MENDENHALL RIVER...WATERS
STARTED FALLING SHARPLY FRIDAY EVENING...AND BY MIDNIGHT FRIDAY
NIGHT WATERS HAVE DROPPED BELOW FLOOD STAGE. THE FLOOD WATERS FROM
THIS 2014 JOKULHLAUP EXCEEDED BOTH THE 2011 AND 2012 EVENTS.

RIVER WATERS...ALTHOUGH RECEDING...WILL STILL REMAIN HIGH AND
TURBULENT FRIDAY NIGHT. THEREFORE...CAUTION IS URGED ALONG BANKS
WHICH MAY REMAIN UNSTABLE DUE TO OVER-SATURATION.

NEAR TIME OF CREST...WATER WAS REPORTED IN SPOTS ALONG MEANDER WAY
AS WELL AS PARTS OF VIEW DRIVE. ALASKA ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER
SHUT OFF POWER FROM VIEW DRIVE AS WELL AS THE MENDENHALL
CAMPGROUND. IN ADDITION THE CITY CLOSED SOME ADJACENT STREETS TO
ALL BUT RESIDENTS IN CASE OF POSSIBLE EVACUATION. DOWN RIVER...THE
LOWER SECTIONS EXPERIENCED AREAS OF BANK EROSION, AND A LOGJAM
FORMED AT THE NEW BROTHERHOOD BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION SITE FROM
ACCUMULATING DEBRIS.

WATER FROM MENDENHALL LAKE SUBMERGED PHOTO POINT AND REACHED THE
ACCESS BRIDGE. LAKE WATERS SWELLED INTO LARGE AREAS OF THE
MENDENHALL CAMPGROUND AND FLOODED SKATERS CABIN ROAD AS WELL.

THIS IS THE LAST STATEMENT FOR THIS EVENT.

LAT...LON 5856 13470 5853 13421 5834 13443 5837 13462

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