Seward Small Stream Flood Advisory Update

 A small stream flood advisory remains in effect for the Seward area until 3:00 pm Saturday  afternoon. The advisory has been updated since noon on Saturday.  The flood advisory  affects the Resurrection River at Exit Glacier bridge.  Heavy rains in Seward have prompted the National Weather Service to issue the warning.  Up to three inches of rain has already fallen in the area as of 5 am  Saturday morning, and at least two more is expected during the  afternoon.  Minor flooding is expected, and residents in low lying areas are advised to take precautions, as water levels can rise abruptly. Minor flooding was reported Friday night from the River gage at Resurrection River at the Exit Glacier bridge. Water levels climbed during the night to 17 point 92 feet, and 16 feet typically precipitates minor flooding along Exit Glacier Road and the Seward airport.  NWS says water levels in the Seward area are expected to peak during morning hours, and to fall during the afternoon.   The Resurrection River level had dropped to 17 feet by 2:00 pm on Saturday.

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