Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska
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Flood Advisory
AKZ121-230700-
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Western Kenai Peninsula-
1057 PM AKDT Fri Sep 21 2018

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...

Skilak Glacier Dammed Lake Release...

For the Kenai River from Skilak Lake to the Sterling Highway.

* Until 1100 PM AKDT Saturday.

* At 1057 PM AKDT the gauge at Skilak Lake was reading a water level
of 12.87 feet just below minor flood stage of 13.0 feet.

* River levels are expected to rise to moderate flood stage tonight
before receding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

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LAT...LON 6049 15045 6044 15057 6045 15061 6052 15078
6053 15076 6054 15075 6053 15073 6052 15069
6052 15063 6051 15056

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Special Weather Statement
AKZ121-221900-
Western Kenai Peninsula-
Including the cities of Kenai, Soldotna, Homer,
and Cooper Landing
1057 AM AKDT Fri Sep 21 2018

...Skilak Glacier Dammed Lake is Releasing...

Residents along the Kenai River downstream of Skilak Lake should be
aware of rising water through Friday. The Skilak Glacial Lake
started releasing on September 14, and is forecast to crest on
Friday at bankfull levels (action stage) at Kenai Keys. Waters are
then expected to fall below bankfull on Saturday morning after the
release is completed. Water is not forecast to reach bankfull
levels in Soldotna.

The previous release of the lake occurred October 2016. Comparing
aerial reconnaissance of the Skilak Glacier Lake on August 25,
2018 to aerial reconnaissance before the 2016 release shows that
the lake volumes of both releases are similar.

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