Flooding expected along Kenai after 'Jökulhlaup' near Seward releases

Sep 21, 2017

Credit National Weather Service

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of the Kenai River drainage due to the release of water from a glacial lake.

The flood watch is in effect Friday morning through Monday morning for Kenai Lake and the Upper Kenai River from Cooper Landing to Skilak Lake. In addition, water levels on the Lower Kenai River, from Skilak Lake to Cook Inlet, are expected to rise to bank-full conditions as well.

KDLL's Jay Barrett spoke with meteorologist Eric Holloway with the National Weather Service River Forecast Center in Anchorage about the event.