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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK  
403 PM AKDT TUE JUL 16 2019  
 
AKZ025-171600-  
JUNEAU BOROUGH AND NORTHERN ADMIRALTY ISLAND-  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF JUNEAU  
403 PM AKDT TUE JUL 16 2019  
   
..SUICIDE BASIN RELEASING WATER INTO MENDENHALL LAKE
 
 
THE DRAINAGE CONNECTION FROM SUICIDE BASIN UNDER THE MENDENHALL  
GLACIER HAS REESTABLISHED ITSELF AND WATER BEGAN TO DRAIN AGAIN ON  
TUESDAY. WATER LEVELS IN MENDENHALL LAKE HAVE RISEN THROUGH THE  
DAY TO BE 6.8 FEET AT 315 PM AND IS EXPECTED CREST NEAR BANKFULL  
OF 8.0 FEET AROUND 4 AM. WATER LEVELS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO  
DIMINISH INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY. INHERENT UNCERTAINTY IN GLACIAL  
LAKE VOLUME WILL RESULT IN VARYING CREST HEIGHT AND TIMING.  
 
WALKING TRAILS NEAR THE GLACIER VISITOR CENTER MAY FIND THEMSELVES  
BEING IMPACTED AGAIN AS THE LAKE APPROACHES BANKFULL LEVELS AS  
NUGGET FALLS TRAIL NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THE TRAIL WILL BEGIN TO  
FLOOD AT 7.7 FEET.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE  
SITUATION AND WILL UPDATE AS NEEDED THROUGH THE EVENING.  
 

 
 
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