Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
314 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

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UPPER TANANA VALLEY AND THE FORTYMILE COUNTRY-
314 PM AKDT THU APR 28 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  ICE JAM FLOODING FOR THE YUKON RIVER AT EAGLE...

* UNTIL 600 AM AKDT FRIDAY

* AN ICE JAM LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES DOWNRIVER FROM EAGLE
  NEAR CALICO BLUFF IS CAUSING WATER AND ICE TO BACK UP INTO THE
  COMMUNITY. THE JAM SHIFTED LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING BUT IT IS STILL
  HOLDING.

* THE YUKON RIVER IS BANKFULL AND FLOWING OVERBANK IN SOME LOCATIONS
  AND MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN THE COMMUNITY. AS OF
  3PM...RESIDENTS REPORT WATER LEVELS HAVE CONTINUED TO SLOWLY DROP
  SINCE CRESTING AT 37.15 FEET AT THE STAFF GAGE IN FRONT OF TOWN ON
  WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE ROAD BETWEEN EAGLE AND EAGLE VILLAGE IS
  INUNDATED AND THERE IS ALSO WATER IN THE YARDS OF HOMES ALONG THE
  LOWER RIVER BANKS. THE RIVER IS CHOKED WITH ICE AND ICE FLOWS ARE
  SPILLING OVERBANK AS WELL. WATER LEVELS WILL REMAIN HIGH AND MAY
  FLUCTUATE UNTIL THE ICE JAM RELEASES.

  WATER LEVELS UPRIVER AT DAWSON CITY ARE ONLY SHOWING MINOR
FLUCTUATIONS...SO A SIGNIFICANT SURGE OF WATER IS NOT EXPECTED TO
MOVE DOWNRIVER OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. IN ADDITION...THE LOWER
ELEVATION SNOWPACK IS GONE SO A LARGE PULSE OF SNOWMELT IS NOT
EXPECTED EITHER. IN ANY CASE...AS LONG AS THE ICE JAM REMAINS IN
PLACE MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...FLOODING
OF LOW LYING AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 6506 14127 6485 14101 6468 14101 6467 14108
      6505 14150

$$

EWP/DA


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