...Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon for the chena and Chatanika river basins...
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a
* Flood Watch for the chena...little chena...and Chatanika river basins.
* From Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon
* one to two inches of rain will fall over the chena...little chena...and Chatanika river basins through Tuesday. Locally higher amounts are possible along west facing slopes.
* Runoff from heavy rainfall will cause the chena...little chena...and Chatanika rivers to rise rapidly to bankfull levels. Flooding is possible in low lying areas Tuesday through Thursday. Gravel bars will be flooded and increased debris will be moving down these rivers. Water may also flood milepost 36.9 Chena Hot Springs Road and other areas of the chena river Recreation Area.
You should monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Hunters...campers...and others in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.