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Flood advisory issued for Kenai Peninsula

Posted: September 7, 2011 - 11:52am

A flood advisory for the western Kenai Peninsula was issued by the National Weather Service in Anchorage Tuesday and will be in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday. 

The advisory includes the Kenai River at Cooper Landing and the Kenai Lake area due to recent heavy rains across the Peninsula. The precipitation has caused a significant rise in the headwaters of the Kenai River.

The Kenai River at Cooper Landing is expected to rise above a flood stage of 13 feet this afternoon, according to the advisory. On Friday, it is expected to crest at a stage of 13.95 feet.

Primrose Road is expected to see flooding, and become impassable near the campground at the end of the road, according to the advisory. 

If the river reaches 14 feet, properties along the Sterling Highway at miles 48 through 50 will begin to see water in their yards and the United States Geological Services Gage House adjacent to the Cooper Landing Bridge will begin to flood.

Continue checking www.peninsulaclarion.com for more information on potential flooding as it becomes available.

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