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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
112 PM AKDT FRI AUG 28 2015

AKZ227-292100-
UPPER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY-
INCLUDING...MCGRATH...NIKOLAI...TAKOTNA...FAREWELL LAKE
112 PM AKDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...HIGH WATER MOVING DOWN THE KUSKOKWIM RIVER...

HEAVY RAINFALL ON THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN FACING SLOPES OF THE ALASKA RANGE
HAS CAUSED A SURGE OF HIGH WATER TO FLOW DOWN THE KUSKOKWIM. HIGH
WATER WAS REPORTED AT NIKOLAI ON THURSDAY MORNING (8/27). AT
MCGRATH WATER LEVELS ROSE 3 FEET IN 24 HOURS.

FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED HOWEVER...RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO MOVE
PERSONAL BELONGINGS FROM THE WATERS EDGE AS THIS WAVE OF HIGHER
WATER PASSES.

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