Event : Flood Warning
Description : @ ...A FLOOD WARNING FOR A GLACIER-DAMMED LAKE OUTBURST REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 PM AKDT MONDAY FOR THE SNOW RIVER AND THE KENAI RIVER FROM KENAI LAKE TO SKILAK LAKE... The Snow glacier dammed lake is still 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. Water will continue to flood the Primrose campground and other low lying areas. Cooper Landing is above flood stage. 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 near bankfull conditions by early next week. 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: www.weather.gov/aprfc/ EXPECTED IMPACTS: Low-lying areas above Skilak Lake are anticipated to see minor-to-moderate flooding at the culmination of this event. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Cooper Landing, Primrose Campground, and Kenai Lake.
Headline : Flood Warning issued September 23 at 1:03PM AKDT by NWS Anchorage
Notes : Alert for Western Kenai Peninsula; Western Prince William Sound (Alaska) Issued by the National Weather Service
Last updated : Sep 23, 2017 1:03 PM