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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
1015 PM AKDT FRI JUL 22 2016

AKZ029-231815-
MISTY FJORDS-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...HYDER
1015 PM AKDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...GLACIER DAM RELEASE ON THE SALMON RIVER CONTINUES...

GAUGE DATA FOR THE SALMON RIVER NEAR HYDER SHOWS THAT A GLACIAL
DAM RELEASE FROM SUMMIT LAKE ON THE SALMON GLACIER IS ON GOING. THE
RIVER HAS RISEN TO AROUND 26.5 FEET AS OF 10 PM FRIDAY. BASED ON 5
YEARS OF PAST DATA THE BEST ESTIMATE FOR THE CREST HEIGHT IS AROUND
28 FEET. THERE IS POTENTIAL OF WATER GOING OVER THE ROADWAY AT 9
MILE WHEN THE RIVER NEARS ITS HIGHEST LEVELS. DEBRIS HAS BEEN
REPORTED FLOWING DOWN THE RIVER INTO PORTLAND CANAL. FLOAT PLANES
USING PORTLAND CANAL FOR TAKEOFF OR LANDING SHOULD USE EXTREME
CAUTION.

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