Flood threat subsides along Yukon River

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

FAIRBANKS - National Weather Service officials say threats of flooding have fallen along most of the Yukon River.

Warm temperatures have helped rot ice that jammed near Eagle and other communities, backing up water and flooding communities.

The weather service over the weekend canceled a flood advisory for Nulato after water levels fell.

The agency reported significant ice and water had passed Anvik after jamming 10 miles upstream of Grayling.

Interior Alaska flooding led to a disaster declaration early this month from Gov. Sarah Palin.

Rick Thoman, chief meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, says Russian Mission and other villages could see flooding as ice moves toward the Yukon Delta.

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