River Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
949 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

...HIGH WATER ON THE CHENA RIVER IN FAIRBANKS...

THE CHENA RIVER IN FAIRBANKS IS RUNNING VERY HIGH AND IS
INUNDATING SOME LOW LYING INFRASTRUCTURE ALONG THE RIVER BANK.
WATER LEVELS ARE BEGINNING TO RECEDE BUT WILL REMAIN UNUSUALLY
HIGH DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SEVERAL FEET OF WATER ARE COVERING
THE BIKE PATHS ALONG THE CHENA RIVER AT THE CUSHMAN...BARNETTE...AND
PEGER ROAD BRIDGES. ADDITIONALLY...THERE IS VERY LITTLE CLEARANCE
UNDER THE BRIDGES DUE TO THE HIGH WATER. THIS WILL MAKE THESE
BRIDGE IMPASSABLE FOR MANY BOATS UNTIL THE RIVER FALLS TO LOWER
LEVELS THIS WEEK. THE CHENA RIVER IS ALSO FLOWING OVER SOME OF THE
LOWEST LYING BANKS BELOW THE MOOSE CREEK DAM AND IN THE STEAMBOAT
LANDING SUBDIVISION IN NORTH POLE.

THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ALASKA DISTRICT HAS CONCLUDED
FLOOD CONTROL OPERATIONS AT THE MOOSE CREEK DAM. REMOVAL OF
DEBRIS COLLECTED UPSTREAM OF THE MOOSE CREEK DAM WILL START
SEPTEMBER 1ST AND BAILING OPERATIONS ARE ANTICIPATED TO TAKE TWO
DAYS TO COMPLETE. RIVER NAVIGATION THROUGH THE MOOSE CREEK DAM
WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING DEBRIS REMOVAL OPERATIONS.

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EWP


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