Ice Jams On the Anchor River Are Causing Localized Water Level Increases

first_imgThe National Weather Service will continue monitoring water levels on the Anchor River and this statement will be updated if  necessary. This has resulted in water levels rising 2-4 ft in the vicinity of the Old Sterling Highway bridge and the beach road. Local officials confirm there is no flooding at this time. However, if additional runs of ice come down the river and reinforce the existing ice jam, water could rise higher than current levels. Residents and other interested parties should pay close attention to the readings from the river gage over the next few days. This ice jam formed during the midwinter breakup back in December, and is causing water to flowoverbank and around the ice jam in the surrounding undeveloped land.last_img

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