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Flood Warning

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
104 PM AKDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Western Prince William Sound-Western Kenai Peninsula-
104 PM AKDT Thu Sep 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
  A Glacier-Dammed Lake Outburst in...The Snow River. This outburst
  will effect Kenai Lake and the Kenai River from Cooper Landing to
  Skilak Lake.

* Until 100 PM AKDT Monday

* The Snow Glacier-dammed Lake is releasing at this time. Water
  levels on the Snow River are steadily rising and are reflective of
  previous outburst events. Expect a significant water level
  increase on Kenai Lake through the weekend.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Cooper Landing, Primrose Campground, Skilak Lake and Kenai Lake.

* Water will likely rise to the point of flooding at the Primrose
  campground and other low lying areas by Friday afternoon. The
  Kenai River at Cooper Landing is forecasted to go into flood stage
  on Friday afternoon. Water on Kenai Lake and the Snow and Kenai
  Rivers will remain high through the weekend and early next week
  due in part to precipitation.

* Water levels on the Kenai River below Skilak Lake will likely see
  a more moderate increase to bankfull conditions by early next week.

* EXPECTED IMPACTS: Low-lying areas above Skilak Lake are
  anticipated to see minor-to-moderate flooding at the culmination
  of this event.

There is considerable uncertainty of water volumes released and
drain rates during glacial dammed lake outbursts. This particular
event is anticipated to coincide with several days of precipitation.
Please check back for updates at the Alaska-Pacific River Forecast
Center website:
This product will be updated daily or sooner if conditions warrant.


A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


LAT...LON 6041 14933 6034 14932 6029 14930 6032 14921
      6037 14905 6030 14905 6026 14938 6036 14942
      6036 14964 6047 14981 6047 15008 6044 15013
      6038 15011 6038 15043 6044 15057 6049 15051
      6045 15019 6050 15013 6049 14972 6041 14959



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