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New Flood Stages for the Salmon River near Gustavus

and the Chester Lake Dam near Metlakatla

On May1, 2021, the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Juneau, Alaska and the Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center (APRFC) will be setting flood stages on a river and a dam in Southeast Alaska.

Salmon River near Gustavus

Flood stages for the Salmon River near Gustavus will be added. These flood stages were set from previous flood events.

                                                          Action Stage           Minor Flood Stage           Moderate Flood Stage

                                     Previous       None                       None                                None

                                     New              14.5 feet                 15.5 feet                           16.5 feet


Chester Lake near Metlakatla

Flood stages for Chester Lake Dam near Metlakatla will be added. Flood stages were set based on different response levels from the emergency action plan for the dam

For the Chester Lake Dam near Metlakatla:

                                                         Action Stage             Minor Flood Stage       Major Flood stage

                                     Previous      None                         None                             None

                                     New             856.0 feet                 857.3 feet                      858.0 feet