The Alaska Fly Fishers announced that the annual river cleanup scheduled for this Sat. has been postponed until next spring.
Concern for Member Safety
Along Flooding Kenai River
Dear AFF Member,
Due to impending flood of the Kenai River, the 2011 Clean Up has been postponed.
It will be re-scheduled for Spring 2012.
This is the first September in nearly 20 years AFF members won't be removing a season's worth of trash from the river and highway.
According to the National Weather Service, "Recent heavy rains across the Kenai Peninsula have caused a significant rise in the headwaters of the Kenai River. The Kenai River at Cooper Landing was at 12.7 ft at 3 pm Wednesday and is expected to rise above the minor flood stage of 13.0 ft around 10 pm Wednesday evening. It is expected to crest near a stage of 14.0 ft on Friday afternoon."