898  
WWAK83 PAFG 141838  
SPSAFG  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK  
1038 AM AKDT THU SEP 14 2017  
 
AKZ218-219-160000-  
SOUTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE-UPPER KOYUKUK VALLEY-  
INCLUDING ARCTIC VILLAGE, WISEMAN, COLDFOOT, CHANDALAR DOT CAMP,  
INIAKUK LAKE, ALLAKAKET, HUGHES, BETTLES, CARIBOU MOUNTAIN,  
AND GOBBLERS KNOB  
1038 AM AKDT THU SEP 14 2017  
   
..HIGH WATER FROM THE DALTON HIGHWAY WEST THROUGH THE WEEKEND
 
 
HEAVY RAIN OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS HAS CAUSED HIGH WATER ON  
SMALL STREAMS FROM THE DALTON HIGHWAY WEST. THIS WATER IS NOW  
MOVING INTO LARGER RIVERS AND CAUSING SHARP RISES ON THE KOYUKUK,  
JOHN, WILD AND ALATNA RIVERS. NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS  
EXPECTED, BUT GRAVEL BARS AND SLOUGHS WILL BE COVERED WITH WATER.  
PEOPLE CAMPING AND HUNTING ALONG THESE RIVERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF  
SHARP RISES AND INCREASED DEBRIS ON RIVERS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL  
DAYS.  
 
MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY KEEPING THE STREAMS AND  
RIVERS HIGH INTO THE WEEKEND.  
 

 
 
JB  
 
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