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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
1217 PM AKDT SUN JUL 24 2016

AKZ222-252245-
/O.EXT.PAFG.FA.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-160725T2245Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-
1217 PM AKDT SUN JUL 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  THE CHENA RIVER AT MOOSE CREEK DAM...

* UNTIL 245 PM AKDT MONDAY

* THE CHENA RIVER REMAINS AT BANKFULL AND ABOVE FLOOD STAGE IN SOME
  LOCATIONS...BUT IS FALLING UPSTREAM OF THE MOOSE CREEK DAM. LOW
  LYING BOAT LAUNCHES AND TRAILHEADS MAY STILL BE UNDERWATER...
  INCLUDING THE GRANITE TORS TRAILHEAD...STILES CREEK SHOOTING
  RANGE... AND THE COMPEAU TRAILHEAD.

* IN THE STEAMBOAT LANDING SUBDIVISION IN NORTH POLE...WATER LEVELS
  ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT MINOR FLOOD STAGE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
  SEVERAL INCHES OF WATER WILL CONTINUE TO CROSS FREEMAN
  ROAD...RIVER WATER WILL INUNDATE SOME YARDS IN THE
  SUBDIVISION...AND GROUNDWATER FLOODING WILL OCCUR IN SOME
  BASEMENTS.

* THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ALASKA DISTRICT IS CURRENTLY
  OPERATING THE MOOSE CREEK DAM. FLOOD CONTROL GATES AT THE DAM
  STARTED REGULATING THE CHENA RIVER AT 6:00 PM ON 20 JULY 2016. THE
  DAM WILL BE REGULATING THE CHENA RIVER SO THAT FLOW DOES NOT
  EXCEED 12000 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND IN DOWNTOWN FAIRBANKS.
  GROUNDWATER WILL RISE TO NEAR THE GROUND SURFACE FOR SEVERAL
  THOUSAND FEET WEST OF THE MOOSE CREEK DAM WITH MINOR FLOODING
  POSSIBLE. RIVER NAVIGATION THROUGH THE MOOSE CREEK DAM IS
  UNAVAILABLE DURING OPERATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 6528 14602 6482 14602 6478 14717 6480 14729
      6486 14738 6486 14714 6506 14649

$$

LTH




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