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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
348 PM AKDT TUE JUN 2 2015

AKZ025-031500-
JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...JUNEAU
348 PM AKDT TUE JUN 2 2015

...LOW IMPACT GLACIER DAM RELEASE ONGOING ALONG THE MENDENHALL
RIVER...

THE GLACIER DAMMED LAKE IN SUICIDE BASIN RELEASED ON SUNDAY AND
HAS BEEN SPILLING INTO THE MENDENHALL LAKE AND RIVER FOR THE PAST
2 DAYS. THE MENDENHALL LAKE AND RIVER HAS RISEN ABOUT 2 FEET AND
IT IS CURRENTLY JUST UNDER 7 FEET ON THE USGS LAKE GAUGE. THE
FORECAST CREST IS 8.7 FEET AROUND 10 AM WEDNESDAY WHICH IS JUST
BELOW MINOR FLOOD STAGE OF 9.0 FEET. THERE IS STILL A LOT OF
UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS EVENT DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF ICE LOSS IN THE
BASIN SINCE THE FIRST EVENT BACK IN 2011. LESS ICE IN THE BASIN
MEANS THERE IS MORE ROOM FOR WATER IN THE BASIN AT LOWER LEVELS.

PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL
WEATHER NEWS SOURCE FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

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