KPB Alerts

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to cover the $250,000 used by the borough to mitigate floods in Seward earlier this month.

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce issued an emergency disaster declaration Oct. 2 when heavy rainfall from the day before caused flooding on the eastern peninsula, creating a large load of sediment that damaged borough-maintained roads. Among the damaged areas were Dieckgraeff Road, a gravel road that is the only pathway to the borough’s solid waste transport facility in the Seward-Bear Creek area, as well as two subdivisions.

Ice jams create minor flooding on Kenai River

Jan 7, 2020
Redoubt Reporter

It’s not really winter until the Kenai River floods, at least a little. State, borough and city crews were all convened on the bank of the Kenai River off Big Eddy Road Tuesday morning.

Ice jam causes Anchor River flooding

Jan 3, 2019

Warmer temperatures and precipitation on the southern Kenai Peninsula have pushed the Anchor River above bankfull.

A small ice jam is causing minor flooding on the river near Anchor Point, though it may improve once temperatures drop and precipitation ceases.

Low lying areas such as the campground may be affected by conditions about a foot above bankfull.

Lows near the Anchor River are forecast to be in the teens overnight.

Kenai Peninsula Borough


The city of Seward is prepared to make an emergency declaration following several days of heavy rainfall and flooding. The city council will meet Friday to vote on the formal declaration.

Seward flooding prompts emergency declaration

Oct 16, 2018
National Weather Service


Heavy rains this week are causing flooding around Seward and have prompted an emergency declaration from the Seward City Manager. The borough assembly will meet in a special session Wednesday to vote on whether to appropriate emergency funds.