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This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times.
Monday, August 26, 2019
08/26/19 7:00AM Flood Advisory Update: Snow River, Kenai Lake and the Kenai River from Cooper Landing to Skilak Lake
The National Weather Service has extended the flood advisory for the Kenai Lake through Cooper Landing only. The advisory for Snow River has been canceled. Water levels at both the Snow River and Cooper Landing gauges are falling. The Kenai River below Skilak Lake and at Kenai Keys expect to crest well below action stage sometime late tonight or in the early hours of Monday.
The Snow Glacier Dam has been releasing as of August 21, 2019. A glacier dam release, Also known as a jökulhlaup (pronounced yokel-lop; literally "glacial run") describes a sudden water release from a glacier or glacier-dammed lake. They occur on glaciers around the world and vary immensely in side. They generally recur at intervals ranging from less than a year to several years.