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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
108 PM AKDT FRI JUN 24 2016

AKZ121-262115-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...
COOPER LANDING
108 PM AKDT FRI JUN 24 2016

...HIGH WATER ON THE KENAI RIVER...

WATER LEVELS ON THE KENAI RIVER ARE APPROACHING BANKFULL AND WILL
CONTINUE TO SLOWLY RISE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING
IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

THE VERY HEAVY WINTER SNOWPACK IN THE KENAI MOUNTAINS CONTINUES TO
MELT AND SEND RUNOFF INTO THE HEADWATERS OF THE KENAI RIVER. THIS
SNOWMELT HAS BEEN ACCELERATED BY RECENT VERY WARM TEMPERATURES AND
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. MORE RAIN
FALLING TODAY AND TONIGHT WILL ADD TO THE WATER MOVING INTO AND
THROUGH THE RIVER. AT THIS TIME THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY
REGARDING HOW MUCH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL OCCUR...BUT IT IS
LIKELY THE RIVER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY DRIFT UPWARD
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

THE RIVER GAGE AT COOPER LANDING CURRENTLY SHOWS A STAGE OF 12.39
FT. AT 12.5 FT THE FIRST LOCATION TO BE IMPACTED BY WATER WILL BE
PARTS OF THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE PRIMROSE CAMPGROUND AT THE SOUTH
END OF KENAI LAKE. IF THE STAGE REACHES 13.0 FT THIS ROAD MAY
BECOME IMPASSABLE. THE NWS WILL CLOSELY MONITOR THIS SITUATION AND
WILL UPDATE THIS STATEMENT AS NECESSARY.

THOSE WITH INTERESTS ON OR ALONG THE KENAI RIVER AND NEAR THE
PRIMROSE CAMPGROUND SHOULD MONITOR THIS SITUATION CLOSELY AND
PREPARE NOW FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTINUED RISING WATER LEVELS.

THE LATEST FORECAST AND OBSERVATIONS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/APRFC

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