River Summary
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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RIVER SUMMARY AND FORECAST FOR SOUTHCENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
400 PM AKDT Wed Sep 20 2017

Sites expected to be near or above flood stage: Water is rising on the Snow and
Kenai Rivers due to an outburst of the glacially dammed Snow Lake. Anticipate
bankfull conditions on the Kenai and Snow rivers upstream of Skilak Lake by
Friday with moderate flooding possible at Cooper Landing by the end of the
weekend. Areas downstream of Skilak Lake are likely to see only bankfull
conditions by the end of the weekend.

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|              10AM OBSERVED STAGES |10AM FORECAST STAGES| B-F FLD|
|Location        Lst Wk  Tue   Wed  |  Thu   Fri    Sat  |Stg  Stg|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|Anchorage Area                     |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Campbell Creek at                  |                    |        |
| S Fork in Canyon  2.7   2.8   2.7 |   2.7   2.8    -   |  4  4.3|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Chester Creek at                   |                    |        |
| Arctic Blvd       2.4   2.4   2.3 |   2.4   2.6    -   |  4  4.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Ship Creek above                   |                    |        |
| Glenn Hwy         5.1   5.1   5.1 |   5.0   5.1    -   |  6  6.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Eagle River at                     |                    |        |
| Glenn Hwy Brdg    3.5   3.2   3.2 |   3.2   3.2    -   |  6  6.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Glacier Creek above                |                    |        |
| Alyeska Road     25.0  25.0  24.9 |   FLG    -     -   | 28 29.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Twentymile River near              |                    |        |
| Seward Hwy        MSG   MSG   MSG |  17.5  17.3    -   | 24 26.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Kenai Peninsula                    |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Sixmile Creek nr                   |                    |        |
| Hope Canyon       9.4   9.6   9.4 |   9.2   9.6    -   | 13 14.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Exit Glacier Stream near           |                    |        |
| Visitors Center  14.4   MSG   MSG |   FLG    -     -   |  -  -  |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Resurrection River at              |                    |        |
| Exit Glacier Rd  12.9  12.5  12.2 |  11.3  11.7    -   | 17 17.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Grouse Creek above                 |                    |        |
| Seward Hwy        5.0   5.2   5.1 |   FLG    -     -   |  6  8.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Salmon Creek at                    |                    |        |
| Salmon Crk Road   9.4   9.8   9.4 |   FLG    -     -   |  -  -  |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Snow River above                   |                    |        |
| Kenai Lake        8.2   9.6  10.4 |  11.3  12.8    -   | 12 16.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Trail River nr                     |                    |        |
| Lawing            5.6   6.2   5.8 |   5.5   5.7    -   |  9 10.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Kenai River at                     |                    |        |
| Cooper Landing   10.6  10.7  11.0 |  11.2  11.9  13.9  | 12 13.0|
| Skilak Lake      11.6  11.1  11.0 |  10.9  10.9  11.1  | 13 13.0|
| Kenai Keys        9.4   8.6   MSG |   8.4   8.4   8.6  | 11 11.0|
| Below Killey      MSG   MSG   MSG |  10.3  10.3  10.5  | 12 13.2|
| Soldotna          9.6   9.2   9.1 |   9.1   9.1   9.2  | 12 12.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Ninilchik River at                 |                    |        |
| Soldotna          4.8   4.9   4.9 |   4.8   5.6   9.6  | 11 |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Anchor River at                    |                    |        |
| South Fk nr Hwy   1.2   1.1   1.1 |   1.1   1.1    -   |  8  8.0|
| Anchor Point     10.9  10.8  10.8 |  10.7  11.9    -   | 14 15.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Matanuska and Susitna Valley       |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Matanuska River at                 |                    |        |
| Mat Glacier       1.1   1.2   1.0 |  STDY    -     -   |  -   - |
| Palmer            7.4   7.2   7.2 |   7.1   7.1    -   | MS  MS|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Little Susitna River               |                    |        |
| blw Hat Pass brg  3.1   3.0   3.0 |   2.9   3.1    -   |  6  6.5|
| at Parks Highway  5.0   5.0   4.9 |   4.9   5.5    -   |  9 11.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Willow Creek                       |                    |        |
| nr canyon         2.6   2.4   2.3 |   2.3   3.0    -   |  5  5.9|
| at Parks Highway  6.7   6.5   6.4 |   6.2   7.4    -   | 10 10.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Montana Creek                      |                    |        |
| at Parks Highway  5.6   5.3   5.2 |   5.2   5.7    -   |  7  7.3|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Talkeetna River                    |                    |        |
| blw Clear Creek   5.3   5.0   4.9 |   4.9   5.6    -   | 10 12.5|
| At railroad brg   6.9   6.3   6.1 |   6.2   7.0    -   | 10 12.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Moose Creek at                     |                    |        |
| Oil Well Road    12.4  12.1  11.8 |   FLG    -     -   | 13 16.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Kroto Creek at                     |                    |        |
| Oil Well Road    11.3  11.3  11.2 |  STDY    -     -   | 16 18.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Skwentna River at                  |                    |        |
| Skwentna         35.7  36.6  36.2 |  35.8  35.7    -   | 41 42.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Lake Creek at                      |                    |        |
| Chelatna Lake     MSG   MSG   MSG |   FLG    -     -   |  3  3.3|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Yentna River at                    |                    |        |
| Lake Creek       15.1  15.7  15.1 |  14.8  14.5    -   | 20 20.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Maclaren River at                  |                    |        |
| Denali Hwy        2.7   2.7   2.5 |   2.5   2.7    -   |  6  6.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Chulitna River nr                  |                    |        |
| Talkeetna         MSG   MSG   MSG |   3.9   3.7    -   | 13 19.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Susitna River at                   |                    |        |
| Denali Hwy        9.3   9.1   9.0 |   9.0   9.0    -   | 12 12.5|
| Gold Creek        8.4   7.9   7.9 |   8.0   7.9    -   | 12 14.0|
| Parks Highway     MSG   MSG   MSG |  15.3  15.4    -   | 22 24.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Copper River Basin                 |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Gakona River at                    |                    |        |
| Glenn Highway     3.9   3.5   3.7 |   3.7   3.7    -   |  6 10.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Gulkana River at                   |                    |        |
| Paxson Lake       2.5   2.4   2.5 |   2.5   2.6    -   |  -  4.0|
| Sourdough         6.3   6.1   6.0 |   6.0   6.0    -   | 10 11.0|
| Richardson Hwy    MSG   MSG   MSG |   5.9   5.9    -   |  9 10.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Little Nelchina at                 |                    |        |
| Glenn Hwy         MSG   MSG   MSG |  STDY    -     -   |  9 10.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Tazlina River at                   |                    |        |
| Richardson Hwy    MSG   MSG   MSG |  24.6  24.6    -   | 28 31.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Klutina River at                   |                    |        |
| Copper Center    10.5  10.3  10.1 |  10.1  10.0    -   | 12 14.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Tonsina River at                   |                    |        |
| Richardson Hwy    8.9   8.8   8.6 |   8.6   8.6    -   | 12 12.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Kennicott River at                 |                    |        |
| McCarthy   1340.9  1340.6  1340.4 | 1340.5   MSG  -  |1347 1350|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Copper River at                    |                    |        |
| Chitina          13.7  12.6  12.5 |   FLG   FLG    -   |  -   - |
| O`Brien Creek     MSG   MSG   MSG |   FLG   FLG    -   |  -   - |
| Million Dollar 134.6 132.4  131.8 |   FLG   FLG    -   |  -   - |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Eyak Lake nr                       |                    |        |
| Cordova           0.8   0.8   0.6 |   FLG   FLG    -   |  4  4.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Eyak River at                      |                    |        |
| Copper River Hwy 18.7  18.9  18.5 |   FLG   FLG    -   | 22 24.5|
| Eyak River        MSG   MSG   MSG |   FLG   FLG    -   |  5  7.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Southwest Alaska                   |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Kuskokwim River at                 |                    |        |
| McGrath           9.8  10.4  10.3 |  10.3  10.1    -   |  -   - |
| Lisky`s Crossing 26.6  28.2  27.9 |  27.6  27.6    -   |  -   - |
| Crooked Creek     5.9   7.7   7.4 |   7.3   7.3    -   |  -   - |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Iliamna River nr                   |                    |        |
| Pedro Bay        59.4  59.1  58.5 |  58.0  58.9    -   | 70 71.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Nuyakuk River near                 |                    |        |
| Dillingham        5.3   5.9   5.9 |  STDY  STDY    -   |  - 12.0|
|                                   |                    |        |
|Nushagak River at                  |                    |        |
| Ekwok             MSG   MSG   MSG |  STDY  STDY    -   |  - 16.5|
|                                   |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Bradley River Basin                |                    |        |
|                                   |                    |        |
|Bradley River                      |                    |        |
| Upper            12.2  10.9  10.6 |  10.7  10.7    -   |  -   - |
| Middle Fork      10.0   9.9   9.8 |   9.9   9.9    -   |  -   - |
| Tidewater         5.4   5.2   5.2 |   5.3   5.5    -   |  -   - |
|                                   |                    |        |
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Note: River stages are in feet.
RSG: Rising tendency   FLG: Falling Tendency     STDY: Little Change
E: Estimated           B-F Stg: Bankfull Stage   FLD Stg: Flood stage
MSG: Missing or unavailable data                 I: Ice affected
stage

For a discussion on hydrometeorological conditions concerning these
areas refer to product ACRHMDACR. The next river forecast will be
issued at 4 pm Thu Sep 21.


$$
JEC


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