Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1042 AM AKDT MON AUG 1 2016

...OPERATION OF THE MOOSE CREEK DAM IN NORTH POLE BEGAN AT 10 PM
SUNDAY...

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 10:00 PM on 31 July 2016.
The Dam will be regulating the Chena River so flows do not exceed
12,000 cubic feet per second in downtown Fairbanks. Downstream
flood effects on the Chena River also depend on flow conditions in
the Tanana River, Little Chena River, and local drainages. Low
lying areas near the Chena River may experience minor flooding and
groundwater will rise to near the ground surface for several
thousand feet west of the Moose Creek Dam. River navigation
through the Moose Creek Dam is unavailable during operations.

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