All Hail The Jökulhlaup!

Suicide Basin is at it again…

Pretty sure a 63 foot water level drop in 48 hours is gonna wreak a little havoc.

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From the NWS –

AT 522 AM AKDT...BASED ON REPORTING GAUGES 
A GLACIER-DAMMED LAKE OUTBURST ALONG THE 
MENDENHALL LAKE AND RIVER IS CONTINUING. 
THE ADDED WATER FROM THE GLACIER-DAMMED 
LAKE INTO THE RIVER SYSTEM WILL RESULT IN 
CONTINUED RIVER RISES THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. 
THE RIVER IS CURRENTLY RISING AT AROUND 
2 INCHES PER HOUR. ESTIMATED SUICIDE BASIN 
LAKE LEVEL PRIOR TO RELEASE INDICATES THAT 
MENDENHALL LAKE AND RIVER COULD SEE SIMILAR 
LEVELS TO THE 2014 RECORD EVENT OF 11.85 FEET.

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Better go put away the lawn furniture and get the livestock to higher ground, Larry.

 

 

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