Flood warning extended until Monday. (updated 4:00 PM Saturday)

Flood Warning
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
400 PM AKDT SAT SEP 22 2012

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400 PM AKDT SAT SEP 22 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
INCLUDING SEWARD AND KENAI LAKE

* UNTIL 400 PM AKDT MONDAY

* REASON FOR WARNING/ADVISORY:
HEAVY RAIN REDEVELOPED OVER WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND OVERNIGHT
AND INTO SATURDAY MORNING. THE SEWARD VICINITY REPORTED AN
ADDITIONAL 3-5 INCHES OF RAINFALL THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE
RESURRECTION RIVER AT EXIT GLACIER BRIDGE ROSE OVER 3 FEET AND WAS
AT 18.8 FEET AT 300 PM SATURDAY. MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IS 18.5 FEET.
THE HEAVIEST RAIN HAS SHIFTED TO THE NORTH GULF COAST SO RIVER



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LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN RECEDING ON THE RESURRECTION RIVER THIS
EVENING. THE RESURRECTION RIVER IS EXPECTED TO DROP BELOW MINOR
FLOOD STAGE BY SUNDAY.

FURTHER NORTH…THE KENAI RIVER HEADWATERS ARE RISING FROM THE HEAVY
RAIN TODAY. THE SNOW RIVER HAS RISEN 1.5 FEET SO FAR BUT IS EXPECTED
TO CREST THIS EVENING. THE KENAI RIVER AT COOPER LANDING CONTINUES TO
STEADILY RISE. AT 300 PM SATURDAY IT MEASURED 15.0 FEET. THE CURRENT
FORECAST IS TO REACH A BROAD CREST AROUND 15.8 FEET ON MONDAY.
MODERATE FLOOD STAGE AT COOPER LANDING IS 15.5 FEET. THE FLOOD
WATERS WILL LINGER ON KENAI LAKE WELL INTO NEXT WEEK.

EXPECTED IMPACTS:
PRIMROSE ROAD AT THE HEAD OF KENAI LAKE IS AFFECTED BY FLOOD WATERS
ON KENAI LAKE. AT 13.0 FEET THE END OF THE ROAD NEAR THE CAMPGROUND
MAY BE IMPASSABLE BY SMALL VEHICLES. SOME STRUCTURES MAY BE AFFECTED
WHEN WATER LEVELS EXCEED 14.2 FEET.

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.

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