Weather Alerts for Lower Kuskokwim Valley

Issued by the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Western Kenai Peninsula
Effective: Thu, 9/20 10:58am Updated: Thu, 9/20 3:45pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 9/22 11:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Skilak Glacier Dammed Lake is Releasing...
Residents along the Kenai River downstream of Skilak Lake should be
aware of rising water through Friday. The Skilak Glacial Lake
started releasing on September 14, and is forecast to crest on
Friday morning at bankfull levels (action stage), slightly faster
than initially expected. Water levels on the Kenai River
downstream of Skilak Lake are expected to rise an additional foot
from current levels by Friday morning. Waters are then expected to
fall below bankfull on Saturday morning after the release is
completed.
The previous release of the lake occurred October 2016. Comparing
aerial reconnaissance of the Skilak Glacier Lake on August 25,
2018 to aerial reconnaissance before the 2016 release shows that
the lake volumes of both releases are similar.



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