Kenai River Flood Advisory Extended Again

Posted: August 14, 2013 at 5:56 am

The flood advisory for the Western Kenai Peninsula, including the Cities of Kenai, Soldotna, and Sterling has been extended until 5:00pm this evening.

 

The National Weather Service office in Anchorage said that water levels remain high along the Kenai River from Skilak Lake downstream to the City of Kenai.

The river reached crest stage Monday, but is still considered to be around minor flood stage.

Water levels are expected to slowly subside over the next couple days.

 

Residents downriver from Skilak Lake along the Kenai River are advised to take precaution to move things to higher ground, and remain cautious when in low-lying areas, and report any minor flooding to the proper authorities.

 

Locally, residents who want to report any flooding should turn to the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Office of Emergency Management at 262-4910

 

National Weather Service forecasters also say that water levels are high and at or near bankfull along the Kasilof River and Tustumena Lake.

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