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Special Statement

Statement as of 10:48 AM AKDT on June 26, 2016

Expires 6:15 PM EDT on June 27, 2016


... High water on the Kenai River...

Water levels on the Kenai River are bankfull in some locations and will
continue to slowly rise through this coming week. No widespread
flooding is expected at this time.

The very heavy winter snowpack in the Kenai Mountains continues to
melt and send runoff into the headwaters of the Kenai River. This
snowmelt has been accelerated by recent very warm temperatures and
several rounds of rainfall over the last few weeks. Additional
rainfall expected this week will add to the water moving into and
through the river. River levels will continue to slowly drift
upward through this week.

The river gage at Cooper Landing at 10 am this morning showed a
stage of 12.63 ft. At 12.5 ft the first location to be impacted by
water will be parts of the access Road to the Primrose campground
at the south end of Kenai Lake. If the stage reaches 13.0 ft this
Road may become impassable. Recent reports from the Kenai Keys
area indicate the river is bankfull in this area with ponding of
water in isolated low lying areas adjacent to the river. There are
no flood impacts reported at this time along the Kenai River. The
NWS will closely monitor this situation and will update this
statement as necessary.

Those with interests on or along the Kenai River and near the
Primrose campground should monitor this situation closely and prepare
now for the possibility of continued rising water levels.

The latest forecast and observations are always available at
www.Weather.Gov/aprfc



1048 am akdt sun Jun 26 2016

... High water on the Kenai River...

Water levels on the Kenai River are bankfull in some locations and will
continue to slowly rise through this coming week. No widespread
flooding is expected at this time.

The very heavy winter snowpack in the Kenai Mountains continues to
melt and send runoff into the headwaters of the Kenai River. This
snowmelt has been accelerated by recent very warm temperatures and
several rounds of rainfall over the last few weeks. Additional
rainfall expected this week will add to the water moving into and
through the river. River levels will continue to slowly drift
upward through this week.

The river gage at Cooper Landing at 10 am this morning showed a
stage of 12.63 ft. At 12.5 ft the first location to be impacted by
water will be parts of the access Road to the Primrose campground
at the south end of Kenai Lake. If the stage reaches 13.0 ft this
Road may become impassable. Recent reports from the Kenai Keys
area indicate the river is bankfull in this area with ponding of
water in isolated low lying areas adjacent to the river. There are
no flood impacts reported at this time along the Kenai River. The
NWS will closely monitor this situation and will update this
statement as necessary.

Those with interests on or along the Kenai River and near the
Primrose campground should monitor this situation closely and prepare
now for the possibility of continued rising water levels.

The latest forecast and observations are always available at
www.Weather.Gov/aprfc



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