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FGAK88 PAFC 170540
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AKZ141-190000-

HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
940 PM AKDT WED JUL 16 2014

...GLACIER DAMMED LAKE RELEASING INTO THE KENNICOTT RIVER NEAR
MCCARTHY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A RIVER STATEMENT FOR THE
KENNICOTT RIVER NEAR MCCARTHY. NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME.

A PILOT REPORT INDICATES THAT HIDDEN LAKE...A GLACIER DAMMED LAKE
ON KENNICOTT GLACIER...STARTED RELEASING ON MONDAY AND HAD DROPPED
20 FEET AS OF TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WATER LEVELS ON THE KENNICOTT RIVER
HAVE BEEN RISING. RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE AN ADDITIONAL 2
TO 4 FEET OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

WATER LEVELS ON THE KENNICOTT RIVER ARE EXPECTED TO RISE AS THE LAKE
RELEASES BUT AT THIS TIME ARE NOT EXPECTED TO EXCEED MINOR FLOOD STAGE
OF 28 FEET.

EXPECTED IMPACTS:
RAPID RISES IN WATER LEVELS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE KENNICOTT RIVER AND
DOWNSTREAM TRIBUTARIES INCLUDING THE COPPER RIVER AT CHITINA. ALL
PERSONS WITH INTERESTS NEAR THE RIVER OR DOWNSTREAM SHOULD MONITOR THE
WATER LEVELS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

THIS STATEMENT WILL NOT BE UPDATED.

$$




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