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WWAK81 PAFC 171841

National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK
1041 AM AKDT Mon Jul 17 2017

Copper River Basin-
Including the cities of Glennallen, Eureka, McCarthy, Paxson,
and Slana
1041 AM AKDT Mon Jul 17 2017

...Glacial dammed lake release at Hidden or Erie Lake...

A local report indicates that water on the Kennicott River has
risen quickly and may be caused by a glacier dammed lake release
at Hidden or Erie Lake. Water levels are now dropping and
expected to continue dropping until additional rainfall reaches
the area.

Expected impacts:
Rapid rises in water levels are still possible on downstream
tributaries including the Copper River at Chitina. All persons
with interests near the river or downstream should monitor the
water levels over the next several days and be aware of possible
shore erosion.



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