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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
511 AM AKDT THU JUL 2 2015

AKZ025-030000-
JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...JUNEAU
511 AM AKDT THU JUL 2 2015

...TAKU RIVER CONTINUING TO RISE DUE TO GLACIER DAM RELEASE
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

WATER LEVELS ON THE TAKU RIVER ARE CONTINUING TO RISE THIS MORNING
DUE TO THE GLACIAL DAM RELEASE OF LAKE NO LAKE ON THE TULSEQUAH
GLACIER. WATER TEMPERATURES HAVE STARTED TO LEVEL OUT WHICH MAY
INDICATE THE GLACIAL DAM RELEASED IS NEAR ENDING AND THE RIVER IS
CLOSE TO CRESTING. AT 4 AM...THE TAKU RIVER WAS AT 41.5 FEET AND
IS EXPECTED TO CREST AT 42.8 FEET AT ABOUT 10 AM. MINOR FLOOD
STAGE FOR THE TAKU RIVER IS 43.0 FEET WITH BANKFULL LEVEL
CONDITIONS AT 42.0 FEET. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE
AMOUNT OF WATER THAT WILL BE RELEASED INTO THE TAKU RIVER SO THE
CREST HEIGHT AND TIMING MAY DIFFER FROM THE FORECAST.

INCREASED FLOW ON THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RESULT IN FLOATING
DEBRIS OF TREES AND ICE CHUNKS FLOWING DOWN THE TAKU RIVER. COLDER
THAN NORMAL WATER TEMPERATURES HAVE AN INCREASED THREAT OF
HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE FALLING INTO THE WATER. PERSONS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WHILE RECREATING ON THE TAKU
RIVER THROUGH THE EVENT.

WATER LEVELS WILL FALL QUICKLY AFTER THE CREST THURSDAY MORNING
RECEDING BELOW 41.0 FEET BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

THE NEXT STATEMENT FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE ISSUED BY 4 PM AKDT
THURSDAY.

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