Continuous rain raises river and stream levels

Cool, wet weather starts the week
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 7:16 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Rain in Southcentral Alaska began Sunday night and continued right into Monday.

Anchorage set a new daily rainfall record for August 8 when the city recorded 1.44 inches of rain as of 10 p.m.

The Mirror Lake on-ramp is closed due to a landslide in the area, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Rain runoff will keep local and regional streams, creeks and rivers running high with potential for flooding. A Flood Advisory is in effect for the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys through Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. Residents living along the Little Susitna River, Willow Creek and other streams should be prepared to take action.

There is a shift in the weather pattern Tuesday. Rain will diminish over Anchorage and areas north, while the Kenai Peninsula and parts of Prince William Sound should count on continued wet weather. The plume of moisture moves east, Yakutat could see more than 2 inches of rain through Wednesday.

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