Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tanana River is Up
The combination of high level snow melt and persistent rains the past week in the upper Tanana Valley have pushed the Tanana River up toward problem levels in the Fairbanks area. The hydrograph ending at 8am Wednesday morning shows the stage is now up to 23.6 feet at at Fairbanks. This level does not produce flooding per se but with the river running near bankful, bank erosion greatly increases, some water may start flowing into Piledriver Slough, and if it stays up this high for a couple days, groundwater may surface in the Perkins Landing area.