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Glacial flood waters receding in Juneau

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Glacial flood waters are receding in Juneau after reach record levels at Mendenhall Lake and near-record levels along the Mendenhall River.
The Juneau Empire reported the subglacial lake was rising about three inches every hour since the water in Suicide Basin erupted Wednesday and began flowing under the Mendenhall Glacier and into Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River.
The National Weather Service said the lake rose as high as 11.81 feet Friday, breaking the record of 11.2 feet set in 1995. The Mendenhall River reached 13.52 feet at the Mendenhall Loop Bridge, just shy of the 13.8-foot mark also recorded on Sept. 11, 1995.
The river had dropped to 9.7 feet by 11 a.m. Saturday and the lake to 7.99 feet as of 2:15 p.m.
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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com

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