River Statement
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
418 PM AKST WED JAN 20 2016

...GLACIER-DAMMED LAKE RELEASE NEAR MCCARTHY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A RIVER STATEMENT FOR THE
KENNICOTT RIVER NEAR MCCARTHY. NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME.

A GLACIER-DAMMED LAKE...LIKELY HIDDEN CREEK LAKE...IN THE
MOUNTAINS ABOVE MCCARTHY IS RELEASING. WATER LEVELS ON THE
KENNICOTT RIVER ROSE ABRUPTLY ON TUESDAY...RESULTING IN OPEN
WATER AT MANY LOCATIONS. THIS LAKE TYPICALLY DRAINS WITHIN 2 DAYS
OF INITIAL RELEASE BEFORE WATER LEVELS BEGIN TO DROP.

THOSE WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD PAY EXTRA ATTENTION
AND PREPARE FOR UNSEASONABLY HIGH/OPEN WATER DURING THIS UNUSUAL
EVENT.

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED IF NECESSARY.

$$



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