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Flood Watch...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Juneau AK
1124 AM AKDT Wed Jul 18 2018

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Juneau Borough and Northern Admiralty Island-
Including the city of Juneau
1124 AM AKDT Wed Jul 18 2018

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Juneau has issued a

* Flood Watch for Central Inner Channels...Including the following
  AREA...Juneau.

* From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon

* Suicide Basin is now draining into Mendenhall Lake. Water levels
  are rising and there is potential for flooding to begin by late
  Thursday afternoon. Latest stage on Mendenhall Lake was 5.9 feet
  as of 715 AM. Flood stage is 9.0 feet. It is expected to reach a
  near record peak stage of around 12 feet Thursday night into
  Friday morning. Water levels should fall rapidly after it
  peaks. However, there is inherent uncertainty in initial glacial
  lake volume which will result in varying crest height and
  timing.

* Once the lake stage reaches 9.1 feet, water will cover Skaters
  Cabin Road between the Skaters Cabin and the West Glacier
  Trailhead. Also, water will flow into the Mendenhall Lake
  campground. Once the lake stage reaches 10.9 feet, View Drive
  will be flooded and impassable with significant flooding to some
  homes in the area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of
flooding in and close to the watch area.

Persons living along streams should stay alert and be prepared to
take action if a warning or advisory is issued, or flooding is
observed.

This statement will be updated by 6 AM AKDT Thursday or sooner if
conditions warrant.

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RWT

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