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Tanana River Flood Warning Extended

September 22, 2012|By Mike Ross | Channel 2 News

The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for sections of the Tanana River into Sunday.

From the NWS:

907 am AKDT sat sep 22 2012...flood warning in effect from 807 am AKDT to 1215 pm AKTD Sunday for the Nenana River from carlo creek to its mouth at the Tanana River...the National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the* flood warning for nenana river from Carlo Creek to its mouth at

The Tanana River* until 1215 pm AKDT sunday* the Nenana River at healy remains at flood stage. The river has remained at the flood crest since Friday afternoon with the river gage at the bridge at Healy reading 14.7 feet at 7am Sat.

Flooding has been observed in the Healy Canyon area near the Denali Park entrance as well. This is the highest open water level on record for the Nenana River at Healy. The Nenana River is now cresting along most of its length from Carlo Creek to its mouth at the city of Nenana.

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This is the highest water level on record and is expected to be the worst flooding recorded along the Nenana River other than ice jam flooding. Low lying areas the length of the Nenana River from Carlo Creek to its mouth at the Tanana River are now flooding.

Heavy bank erosion will occur. water levels are expected to fall at healy this afternoon.a flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Water levels can rise rapidly and people along the river are encouraged to move property to higher ground away from the river bank. fast moving logs and other debris are making the river dangerous. People should get boats off the river now. Vehicles parked near the river should be moved to higher ground.

  

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