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Alaska’s Kenai Lake Region Under Flood Warning

September 26, 2017 by   - () Leave a Comment

Kenai Lake

The National Weather Service, in Anchorage, Alaska, has issued a flood warning for a glacier-dammed lake outburst in Kenai Lake and Kenai River, from Cooper Landing to Skilak Lake, until 12:30 a.m. AKDT, Wednesday (Sept. 27).

According to the Seward City News, the snow glacier dammed lake release has finished with water levels on the Snow River dropping below flood stage over the weekend. Kenai Lake water levels crested yesterday and will continue to slowly fall this week.

Water levels on the Kenai River at Cooper Landing and areas upstream from Skilak Lake have crested, but remain above minor flood stage. Water levels on Kenai Lake and the upper Kenai River will continue to slowly fall through the week.

This slug of high water will work its way down river this week, with water levels at Skilak Lake and downstream along the lower Kenai River at Kenai Keys expected to be at or near bankfull.

Low-lying areas adjacent to Kenai Lake and the Kenai River, down to Skilak Lake, may continue to experience minor flooding.

Some locations that will experience flooding include, Primrose Campground, Kenai Lake and the Upper Kenai River, between Cooper Landing and Skilak Lake.

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