Rising water and minor flooding expected below Skilak Lake

Jul 11, 2018

Late Tuesday night the National Weather Service in Anchorage issued a special weather statement for high water levels expected on the Kenai River below Skilak Lake.

Water levels on the Kenai River are reported at bank-full just below Skilak Lake and at Kenai Keys, and they are expected to continue rising over the next few days, potentially peaking less than a foot over minor flood stage.

No widespread flooding is expected at this time, but low lying areas may have standing water ponding on them.

The River Forecast Center is advising residents and those camping along the river, especially near the Primrose Campground, to be prepared for the possibility of continued rising water levels.