River Breakup Conditions for April 17

It’s that time of year when everyone is interested in the local river conditions.  The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) which is under the Alaska Division of Homeland Security is regularly updating statewide conditions.  Since it’s going to be several weeks before the Kuskokwim breaks up, the preparedness advisory level at this time is 1.  The outlook for potential flooding in the Kuskokwim and Yukon is considered moderate for now, but that obviously can change with time.  Factors considered in the determination include: observed snowpack, ice thickness and long range temperature forecasts.

Here’s what the SEOC’s advisory looks like.

 

You can get the entire report by going to http://ready.alaska.gov/sitrep.htm and clicking on the most recent report…or you can look back on past reports if you’d like.

And here’s the current NOAA breakup map:

This map and additional information can be found on NOAA’s website @ http://aprfc.arh.noaa.gov

We’ll keep you updated with up-to-date photos and conditions as time goes on on this site and our soon-to-be Facebook page.

 

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