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Glacial lake outburst prompts Juneau flood warning

By Associated Press 11:22 AM July 10, 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) –

The National Weather Service is warning of fast-rising water levels on Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River that could leave some areas under several feet of water.

A flood warning has been issued through Saturday night due to the release of a glacially dammed lake. Water levels are expected to rise and fall quickly, assuming there is nothing like a sudden heavy rain.

Meteorologist Robert Tschantz says record levels are forecast for the lake and river.

Mendenhall Lake is forecast to reach 11.6 feet, almost 2 feet above moderate flood stage.

Mendenhall River is forecast to crest at 14.6 feet. Tschantz said View Drive, a small residential area, becomes impassable when the river hits 13 feet. He said at the level forecast, parts of area campgrounds could be several feet underwater.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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