NORTH SLOPE County, Alaska
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Flood Warning
AKZ203-250015-
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CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-

1226 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM AKDT SUNDAY FOR
THE DALTON HIGHWAY FROM MILEPOST 394 TO DEADHORSE...

THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE DALTON HIGHWAY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE
FLOODING DUE TO SNOWMELT AND ICE IN THE MAIN CHANNEL.

A PORTION OF THE FLOW FROM THE SAG RIVER CONTINUES TO OVER TOP THE
DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR MILEPOST 394 AND FLOWS NORTHWARD ALONG THE WEST
SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY TOWARDS THE DEADHORSE AIRPORT. WATER IS FLOWING
EAST BACK INTO THE MAIN CHANNEL THROUGH BREACHES IN THE DALTON
HIGHWAY JUST SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT.

OBSERVER REPORTS FROM FRIDAY AND RIVER GAGE DATA INDICATE THAT WATER
LEVELS ON THE LOWER SAG RIVER HAVE SLOWLY FALLEN SINCE WEDNESDAY.
EXPOSED SAND BARS AND STRANDED ICE WERE OBSERVED ALONG THE LOWER
REACH OF THE RIVER YESTERDAY. AREAS OF GROUNDED ICE STILL REMAIN IN
THE MAIN CHANNEL NORTH OF DALTON HIGHWAY MILEPOST 394.

FLOODING WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS WITH WATER LEVELS
EXPECTED TO FALL SLOWLY AS SNOWMELT TAPERS AND ICE WITHIN THE MAIN
CHANNEL MELTS.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PLEASE CHECK THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT
OF TRANSPORTATION WEBSITE: DOT.ALASKA.GOV/NREG/DALTON-UPDATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 7017 14821 6985 14864 6989 14890 7021 14850

$$

Flood Watch
AKZ203-250100-
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CENTRAL BEAUFORT SEA COAST-
INCLUDING...NUIQSUT...PRUDHOE BAY...ALPINE...DEADHORSE...KUPARUK
159 PM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL
RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* ALL RIVERS DRAINING OUT OF THE COASTAL PLAIN

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* THE HIGHEST THREAT AREAS WILL BE THE COLVILLE RIVER...SAG
RIVER AND KUPARUK RIVER. A FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN
EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN DALTON HIGHWAY NEAR THE SAG RIVER. A
FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE LOWER COLVILLE RIVER AND
THE LOWER KUPARUK RIVER.

* VERY WARM TEMPERATURES OVER THE BROOKS RANGE AND THE EASTERN
ARCTIC PLAIN IS CAUSING RAPID SNOW MELT. FURTHER SNOW MELT WILL
RESULT IN COLVILLE...SAG AND KUPARUK RIVER LEVELS REMAINING HIGH
AND POSSIBLY RISING FURTHER FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

KEEP UPDATED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR THE
ISSUANCE OF FLOOD WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS
PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD
FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

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