Statement as of 9:30 AM AKDT on May 04, 2009
... Flood Watch in effect through Wednesday afternoon for ice jam
flooding along the Kuskokwim River near Kalskag and Lower Kalskag...
The National Weather Service in Anchorage has expanded the
* Flood Watch for the Kuskokwim River at Kalskag and Lower Kalskag
* through Wednesday afternoon
Ice jam located between Kalskag and Aniak has caused substantial
flooding in Aniak. When ice jam releases it could cause a rapid
rise in the river at Kalskag and increase the risk of an ice jam
downstream of Kalskag.
Ice on the Kuskokwim River is still hard and solid increasing the
risk of an ice jam caused by lifting of the ice sheets with a rise
in the river. As the river rises during an ice jam the Road between
Kalskag and Lower Kalskag can become flooded. Fish camps from iftikums
to Lower Kalskag may be flooded. The Lower Kalskag High School and
tank farm may become isolated.
residents are advised to monitor the situation. Reports on river
conditions may be sent to the river forecast center by calling