Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
1231 PM AKDT TUE JUL 26 2016

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MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-
1231 PM AKDT TUE JUL 26 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  THE CHENA RIVER UPSTREAM OF NORDALE ROAD...

* UNTIL 245 PM AKDT FRIDAY

* THE CHENA RIVER EAST OF NORDALE ROAD REMAINS NEAR BANKFULL WITH
  MINOR FLOODING IN SOME LOCATIONS. LOW LYING BOAT LAUNCHES AND
  RIVER ACCESS ROADS IN THE CHENA RECREATION AREA ARE FLOODED. 28
  MILE RIVER ACCESS ROAD IS CLOSED.  FLAT CREEK BOAT LAUNCH IS
  FLOODED. THE PORTIONS OF THE SPILLWAY UPSTREAM OF THE MOOSE CREEK
  DAM AREA ALSO FLOODED. THE RIVER IS NOW FALLING FROM TWO RIVERS
  EAST AND SHOULD CONTINUE FALLING SLOWLY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
  DAYS. FROM THE MOOSE CREEK DAM DOWNSTREAM THE CHENA RIVER WILL
  REMAIN HIGH THROUGH FRIDAY AS WATER SLOWLY DRAINS OUT FROM BEHIND
  THE DAM.

* IN THE STEAMBOAT LANDING SUBDIVISION IN NORTH POLE...WATER LEVELS
  ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT MINOR FLOOD STAGE THROUGH FRIDAY.
  SEVERAL INCHES OF WATER WILL CONTINUE TO CROSS FREEMAN ROAD. RIVER
  WATER WILL INUNDATE SOME YARDS IN THE SUBDIVISION...AND
  GROUNDWATER FLOODING WILL OCCUR IN SOME BASEMENTS.

* THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ALASKA DISTRICT IS CURRENTLY
  OPERATING THE MOOSE CREEK DAM. FLOOD CONTROL GATES AT THE DAM
  STARTED REGULATING THE CHENA RIVER AT 6:00 PM ON 20 JULY 2016.
  THE DAM WILL BE REGULATING THE CHENA RIVER SO THAT FLOW DOES NOT
  EXCEED 12000 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND IN DOWNTOWN FAIRBANKS.
  GROUNDWATER WILL RISE TO NEAR THE GROUND SURFACE FOR SEVERAL
  THOUSAND FEET WEST OF THE MOOSE CREEK DAM WITH MINOR FLOODING
  POSSIBLE. RIVER NAVIGATION THROUGH THE MOOSE CREEK DAM IS
  UNAVAILABLE DURING OPERATIONS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 6528 14602 6482 14602 6478 14717 6480 14729
      6486 14738 6486 14714 6506 14649

$$

LTH



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