Minor Flooding Observed On The Kenai Peninsula

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The remnants of Typhoon Maliksi has brought heavy rain to much of the Kenai Peninsula causing water levels to continue rising throughout the area, especially in the Seward area. DOT is also advising drivers of minor flooding on the Sterling Highway at MP 52.5 (Gwin’s Lodge) and at Sawmill Creek. They are advising drivers to be aware of water on the roadways. The City of Seward has been notified that the State of Alaska Department of Transportation has closed the main runway of the Seward Airport for 24 hours due to flooding. Photo courtesy of DOT: flooding on the Seward Airport runway and on Sterling Highway The National Weather Service has also issued a ‘flood watch’ for the Kenai River area in Cooper Landing. The flood category was changed from no flood to near flood stage as of 6 a.m., this morning. City of Seward Public Works suggests that a combination of high tide and several days of rain flooding the Resurrection River have contributed to the flood event. Reopening will be reevaluated after 2 more tide cycles. At this time, the water is 12 feet from the center line and has started to over top the rock embankment.last_img

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