The Kenai Peninsula Borough is bringing in two heavy-equipment trucks this afternoon (Tuesday, Oct 29) to repair the lower portion of the Box Canyon water diversion structure which breached yesterday. Water was just flowing down off the mountain into Resurrection River, and was not expected to affect neighborhoods beyond and below the structure, said Stephanie Presley, Coordinator with the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service office.
Meanwhile, the borough had dedicated folks in the field monitoring all the flood-prone areas, and making KPB officials aware of any potential flood situation that needed to be addressed, said Emergency Management Public Information Officer Brenda Ahlberg. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate, and there won’t be another flood emergency like last year, she said.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough has received 4.49″ of precipitation in the last seven days. On Monday, KPB received 2.31″ .
The borough also is staging some heavy equipment in the Questa Woods area in advance of its ongoing federal declaration recovery efforts, which begin next Monday. They plan to work to improve a section in the mountains south of Questa Wood Subdivision where Kwechak Creek meets Salmon Creek.
by Heidi Zemach for SCN