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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
954 PM AKDT WED JUL 1 2015

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JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...JUNEAU
954 PM AKDT WED JUL 1 2015

...TAKU RIVER CONTINUING TO RISE QUICKLY DUE TO GLACIER DAM
RELEASE THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

LAKE NO LAKE WAS OBSERVED BY PILOTS AS RELEASING WATER UNDER THE
TULSEQUAH GLACIER WEDNESDAY. RIVER LEVELS ARE CONTINUING TO RISE
QUICKLY AND WATER TEMPERATURES ARE CONTINUING TO FALL AS THE
RELEASED WATER RAISES THE WATER LEVEL. AT 9 PM THE TAKU RIVER WAS
AT 40.4 FEET AND IS EXPECTED TO CREST AT 42.8 FEET AT ABOUT 10 AM
THURSDAY MORNING. MINOR FLOOD STAGE FOR THE TAKU RIVER IS 43.0
FEET WITH BANKFULL LEVEL CONDITIONS AT 42.0 FEET. THERE IS STILL
UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF WATER THAT WILL BE RELEASED
INTO THE TAKU RIVER SO THE CREST HEIGHT AND TIMING MAY DIFFER FROM
THE FORECAST.

INCREASED FLOW ON THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RESULT IN FLOATING
DEBRIS OF TREES AND ICE CHUNKS FLOWING DOWN THE TAKU RIVER. COLDER
THAN NORMAL WATER TEMPERATURES HAVE AN INCREASED THREAT OF
HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE FALLING INTO THE WATER. PERSONS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WHILE RECREATING ON THE TAKU
RIVER THROUGH THE EVENT.

WATER LEVELS WILL FALL QUICKLY AFTER THE CREST THURSDAY MORNING
RECEDING BELOW 42.0 FEET DURING THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

THE NEXT STATEMENT FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE BEFORE 6 AM AKDT
THURSDAY.


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