... Flood Watch in effect through Tuesday evening for the
Yukon river at Circle...
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a
* Flood Watch for the Yukon river at Circle
* through Tuesday evening
* the Yukon river ice started moving in Eagle early Friday morning
may 17th. The ice moved for three hours before a jam formed
downstream. Eagle experienced moderate flooding until the jam
broke free several hours later. The condition of the ice between
Eagle and Circle could contribute to the formation of additional
* The breakup front is expected to move past Circle sometime early
next week. If additional ice jams form upstream of Circle... a
surge of water may move downriver when the ice jams release.
When the breakup front moves past Circle... water could start
rising rapidly if ice flows back up behind the breakup front.
The river watch team will continue to monitor conditions on the
river between Eagle and Circle.
Residents near the river in Circle should monitor conditions
and take precautions to protect life and property. Water levels
can rise very quickly when an ice jam occurs downstream of a
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.