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    The upper Kenai is about to flood. The Snow River Pothole dumped earlier this week and the river has been coming up FAST ever since.

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    Happens every couple of years.
    Just moves the fish around to different lies.

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    The water is still rising fast. It is over the banks and running through the trees now.

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    The good news is it has already crested;

    http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydro...afc&gage=cooa2
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    Heading to the middle river for the long weekend. Any idea on how long this water takes to push through and what it has done to water clarity in years past?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Heading to the middle river for the long weekend. Any idea on how long this water takes to push through and what it has done to water clarity in years past?
    The projection for the Middle looks good. As far as how long it takes to drop depends on the size of the burst, weather, and temperature. This is not a major burst, so I would assume it will take the Upper about a week to drop and I don't think the Middle is going to rise more than a foot. The Middle was already low for this time of year, so that will help as well. As far as clarity, that depends on which glacier blew and what type of sediment is built up in the lake dam. Clarity will drop, but how turbid will it become is hard to say. The last few glacier dam breaks have not altered the turbidity too much.

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    Snow river is pretty much back to normal this morning, about back to the same level as prior to this last event.

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    Excellent. Thanks, fellas.

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    Planning to float the upper Kenai on Wednesday. Any updates on water level/clarity? I've got three hillbillies from West Virginia hoping to catch a monster rainbow.....

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    The lower River level has not changed since Saturday. My depth finder showed an increase of exactly one foot on Sat. and the same reading this AM.

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    Roland -

    Can you tell us something about the turbidity and how the silver fishing has been affected?

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    Hi DICKM, the water remained fairly clear. If you have a good spot (boat tie-up ) there's still Silvers to be caught. Enjoy.

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