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SRAK48 PAFC 202342  
RVAAFC  
AKZ101-111-121-125-135-141-145-151-161--  
 
RIVER SUMMARY AND FORECAST FOR SOUTHCENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ALASKA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK  
400 PM AKDT WED SEP 20 2017  
 
SITES EXPECTED TO BE NEAR OR ABOVE FLOOD STAGE: WATER IS RISING ON THE SNOW AND  
KENAI RIVERS DUE TO AN OUTBURST OF THE GLACIALLY DAMMED SNOW LAKE. ANTICIPATE  
BANKFULL CONDITIONS ON THE KENAI AND SNOW RIVERS UPSTREAM OF SKILAK LAKE BY  
FRIDAY WITH MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT COOPER LANDING BY THE END OF THE  
WEEKEND. AREAS DOWNSTREAM OF SKILAK LAKE ARE LIKELY TO SEE ONLY BANKFULL  
CONDITIONS BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND.  
 
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| 10AM OBSERVED STAGES |10AM FORECAST STAGES| B-F FLD|  
|LOCATION LST WK TUE WED | THU FRI SAT |STG STG|  
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|  
|ANCHORAGE AREA | | |  
| | | |  
|CAMPBELL CREEK AT | | |  
| S FORK IN CANYON 2.7 2.8 2.7 | 2.7 2.8 - | 4 4.3|  
| | | |  
|CHESTER CREEK AT | | |  
| ARCTIC BLVD 2.4 2.4 2.3 | 2.4 2.6 - | 4 4.0|  
| | | |  
|SHIP CREEK ABOVE | | |  
| GLENN HWY 5.1 5.1 5.1 | 5.0 5.1 - | 6 6.5|  
| | | |  
|EAGLE RIVER AT | | |  
| GLENN HWY BRDG 3.5 3.2 3.2 | 3.2 3.2 - | 6 6.5|  
| | | |  
|GLACIER CREEK ABOVE | | |  
| ALYESKA ROAD 25.0 25.0 24.9 | FLG - - | 28 29.5|  
| | | |  
|TWENTYMILE RIVER NEAR | | |  
| SEWARD HWY MSG MSG MSG | 17.5 17.3 - | 24 26.0|  
| | | |  
| | | |  
|KENAI PENINSULA | | |  
| | | |  
|SIXMILE CREEK NR | | |  
| HOPE CANYON 9.4 9.6 9.4 | 9.2 9.6 - | 13 14.0|  
| | | |  
|EXIT GLACIER STREAM NEAR | | |  
| VISITORS CENTER 14.4 MSG MSG | FLG - - | - - |  
| | | |  
|RESURRECTION RIVER AT | | |  
| EXIT GLACIER RD 12.9 12.5 12.2 | 11.3 11.7 - | 17 17.5|  
| | | |  
|GROUSE CREEK ABOVE | | |  
| SEWARD HWY 5.0 5.2 5.1 | FLG - - | 6 8.0|  
| | | |  
|SALMON CREEK AT | | |  
| SALMON CRK ROAD 9.4 9.8 9.4 | FLG - - | - - |  
| | | |  
|SNOW RIVER ABOVE | | |  
| KENAI LAKE 8.2 9.6 10.4 | 11.3 12.8 - | 12 16.0|  
| | | |  
|TRAIL RIVER NR | | |  
| LAWING 5.6 6.2 5.8 | 5.5 5.7 - | 9 10.0|  
| | | |  
|KENAI RIVER AT | | |  
| COOPER LANDING 10.6 10.7 11.0 | 11.2 11.9 13.9 | 12 13.0|  
| SKILAK LAKE 11.6 11.1 11.0 | 10.9 10.9 11.1 | 13 13.0|  
| KENAI KEYS 9.4 8.6 MSG | 8.4 8.4 8.6 | 11 11.0|  
| BELOW KILLEY MSG MSG MSG | 10.3 10.3 10.5 | 12 13.2|  
| SOLDOTNA 9.6 9.2 9.1 | 9.1 9.1 9.2 | 12 12.0|  
| | | |  
|NINILCHIK RIVER AT | | |  
| SOLDOTNA 4.8 4.9 4.9 | 4.8 5.6 9.6 | 11 |  
| | | |  
|ANCHOR RIVER AT | | |  
| SOUTH FK NR HWY 1.2 1.1 1.1 | 1.1 1.1 - | 8 8.0|  
| ANCHOR POINT 10.9 10.8 10.8 | 10.7 11.9 - | 14 15.5|  
| | | |  
| | | |  
|MATANUSKA AND SUSITNA VALLEY | | |  
| | | |  
|MATANUSKA RIVER AT | | |  
| MAT GLACIER 1.1 1.2 1.0 | STDY - - | - - |  
| PALMER 7.4 7.2 7.2 | 7.1 7.1 - | MS MS|  
| | | |  
|LITTLE SUSITNA RIVER | | |  
| BLW HAT PASS BRG 3.1 3.0 3.0 | 2.9 3.1 - | 6 6.5|  
| AT PARKS HIGHWAY 5.0 5.0 4.9 | 4.9 5.5 - | 9 11.0|  
| | | |  
|WILLOW CREEK | | |  
| NR CANYON 2.6 2.4 2.3 | 2.3 3.0 - | 5 5.9|  
| AT PARKS HIGHWAY 6.7 6.5 6.4 | 6.2 7.4 - | 10 10.0|  
| | | |  
|MONTANA CREEK | | |  
| AT PARKS HIGHWAY 5.6 5.3 5.2 | 5.2 5.7 - | 7 7.3|  
| | | |  
|TALKEETNA RIVER | | |  
| BLW CLEAR CREEK 5.3 5.0 4.9 | 4.9 5.6 - | 10 12.5|  
| AT RAILROAD BRG 6.9 6.3 6.1 | 6.2 7.0 - | 10 12.0|  
| | | |  
|MOOSE CREEK AT | | |  
| OIL WELL ROAD 12.4 12.1 11.8 | FLG - - | 13 16.5|  
| | | |  
|KROTO CREEK AT | | |  
| OIL WELL ROAD 11.3 11.3 11.2 | STDY - - | 16 18.0|  
| | | |  
|SKWENTNA RIVER AT | | |  
| SKWENTNA 35.7 36.6 36.2 | 35.8 35.7 - | 41 42.0|  
| | | |  
|LAKE CREEK AT | | |  
| CHELATNA LAKE MSG MSG MSG | FLG - - | 3 3.3|  
| | | |  
|YENTNA RIVER AT | | |  
| LAKE CREEK 15.1 15.7 15.1 | 14.8 14.5 - | 20 20.5|  
| | | |  
|MACLAREN RIVER AT | | |  
| DENALI HWY 2.7 2.7 2.5 | 2.5 2.7 - | 6 6.5|  
| | | |  
|CHULITNA RIVER NR | | |  
| TALKEETNA MSG MSG MSG | 3.9 3.7 - | 13 19.0|  
| | | |  
|SUSITNA RIVER AT | | |  
| DENALI HWY 9.3 9.1 9.0 | 9.0 9.0 - | 12 12.5|  
| GOLD CREEK 8.4 7.9 7.9 | 8.0 7.9 - | 12 14.0|  
| PARKS HIGHWAY MSG MSG MSG | 15.3 15.4 - | 22 24.5|  
| | | |  
| | | |  
|COPPER RIVER BASIN | | |  
| | | |  
|GAKONA RIVER AT | | |  
| GLENN HIGHWAY 3.9 3.5 3.7 | 3.7 3.7 - | 6 10.0|  
| | | |  
|GULKANA RIVER AT | | |  
| PAXSON LAKE 2.5 2.4 2.5 | 2.5 2.6 - | - 4.0|  
| SOURDOUGH 6.3 6.1 6.0 | 6.0 6.0 - | 10 11.0|  
| RICHARDSON HWY MSG MSG MSG | 5.9 5.9 - | 9 10.0|  
| | | |  
|LITTLE NELCHINA AT | | |  
| GLENN HWY MSG MSG MSG | STDY - - | 9 10.5|  
| | | |  
|TAZLINA RIVER AT | | |  
| RICHARDSON HWY MSG MSG MSG | 24.6 24.6 - | 28 31.0|  
| | | |  
|KLUTINA RIVER AT | | |  
| COPPER CENTER 10.5 10.3 10.1 | 10.1 10.0 - | 12 14.0|  
| | | |  
|TONSINA RIVER AT | | |  
| RICHARDSON HWY 8.9 8.8 8.6 | 8.6 8.6 - | 12 12.5|  
| | | |  
|KENNICOTT RIVER AT | | |  
| MCCARTHY 1340.9 1340.6 1340.4 | 1340.5 MSG - |1347 1350|  
| | | |  
|COPPER RIVER AT | | |  
| CHITINA 13.7 12.6 12.5 | FLG FLG - | - - |  
| O'BRIEN CREEK MSG MSG MSG | FLG FLG - | - - |  
| MILLION DOLLAR 134.6 132.4 131.8 | FLG FLG - | - - |  
| | | |  
|EYAK LAKE NR | | |  
| CORDOVA 0.8 0.8 0.6 | FLG FLG - | 4 4.0|  
| | | |  
|EYAK RIVER AT | | |  
| COPPER RIVER HWY 18.7 18.9 18.5 | FLG FLG - | 22 24.5|  
| EYAK RIVER MSG MSG MSG | FLG FLG - | 5 7.0|  
| | | |  
| | | |  
|SOUTHWEST ALASKA | | |  
| | | |  
|KUSKOKWIM RIVER AT | | |  
| MCGRATH 9.8 10.4 10.3 | 10.3 10.1 - | - - |  
| LISKY'S CROSSING 26.6 28.2 27.9 | 27.6 27.6 - | - - |  
| CROOKED CREEK 5.9 7.7 7.4 | 7.3 7.3 - | - - |  
| | | |  
|ILIAMNA RIVER NR | | |  
| PEDRO BAY 59.4 59.1 58.5 | 58.0 58.9 - | 70 71.0|  
| | | |  
|NUYAKUK RIVER NEAR | | |  
| DILLINGHAM 5.3 5.9 5.9 | STDY STDY - | - 12.0|  
| | | |  
|NUSHAGAK RIVER AT | | |  
| EKWOK MSG MSG MSG | STDY STDY - | - 16.5|  
| | | |  
| | | |  
|BRADLEY RIVER BASIN | | |  
| | | |  
|BRADLEY RIVER | | |  
| UPPER 12.2 10.9 10.6 | 10.7 10.7 - | - - |  
| MIDDLE FORK 10.0 9.9 9.8 | 9.9 9.9 - | - - |  
| TIDEWATER 5.4 5.2 5.2 | 5.3 5.5 - | - - |  
| | | |  
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NOTE: RIVER STAGES ARE IN FEET.  
RSG: RISING TENDENCY FLG: FALLING TENDENCY STDY: LITTLE CHANGE  
E: ESTIMATED B-F STG: BANKFULL STAGE FLD STG: FLOOD STAGE  
MSG: MISSING OR UNAVAILABLE DATA I: ICE AFFECTED  
STAGE  
 
FOR A DISCUSSION ON HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS CONCERNING THESE  
AREAS REFER TO PRODUCT ACRHMDACR. THE NEXT RIVER FORECAST WILL BE  
ISSUED AT 4 PM THU SEP 21.  
 

 
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