229  
WGAK49 PAFG 192041  
FLWAFG  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK  
1222 PM AKDT MON AUG 19 2019  
 
AKZ222-202130-  
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MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-  
1222 PM AKDT MON AUG 19 2019  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS EXTENDED THE  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
THE CHENA RIVER BASIN UPSTREAM OF THE MOOSE CREEK DAM.  
 
* UNTIL 130 PM AKDT TUESDAY.  
 
* WATER LEVELS HAVE CRESTED, AND WILL REMAIN CONSTANT THROUGH  
TONIGHT. WATER LEVELS WILL THEN SLOWLY DIMINISH LATE TUESDAY.  
 
* THE MOOSE CREEK DAM IS CURRENTLY OPERATING. THE DAM WILL BE  
REGULATING THE CHENA RIVER SO FLOWS DO NOT EXCEED 12,000 CUBIC  
FEET PER SECOND IN DOWNTOWN FAIRBANKS. LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE  
CHENA RIVER MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING, AND GROUNDWATER WILL  
RISE TO NEAR THE GROUND SURFACE FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET WEST OF  
THE MOOSE CREEK DAM. RIVER NAVIGATION THROUGH THE MOOSE CREEK DAM  
WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING OPERATION.  
 
* AREAS ALONG THE UPPER CHENA RIVER, INCLUDING THE CHENA RIVER  
RECREATION AREA, WILL SEE HIGH WATER AND FLOODING INTO TUESDAY.  
CAMPGROUNDS AND BOAT LAUNCHES ALONG THE RIVER WILL BE INUNDATED.  
GRANITE TORS, STILES CREEK, AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS WILL ALSO BE  
FLOODED. INCREASED DEBRIS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE DOWNRIVER AND  
SIGNIFICANT EROSION IS POSSIBLE ALONG RIVERBANKS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. ALL  
INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 6486 14747 6485 14728 6482 14718 6487 14696  
6492 14676 6493 14638 6504 14626 6506 14624  
6505 14609 6492 14607 6487 14665 6481 14703  
6477 14717 6482 14734 6483 14746  
 

 
 
AEH  
 
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