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Weather Forecast Office Juneau, AK
Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center
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Tabular Data (UTC)
Tabular Data (AKDT)
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Graphical forecasts are not available for the Mendenhall Lake at Suicide Basin.
During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
(1) 52.00 ft on 07/02/2012
: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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Estimated height of lake in Suicide Basin from July 2012. Produced bankfull conditions on the Mendenhall Lake and River.
Full Suicide Basin, big cracks in center from water underneath pushes up the ice.
Suicide Basin has emptied. Big cracks in center have closed and icebergs in back are grounded.
Full Suicide Basin, big cracks in center and floating icebergs on right.
Suicide Basin has emptied. Big cracks in center have closed and icebergs are grounded in back basin
Suicide Basin has emptied. Icebergs in back of basin are grounded.
Full Suicide Basin, big bulge in middle of the basin.
Suicide Basin has emptied. Bulge in center of basin is gone and ice level has dropped.
About This Location
Latitude: 58.459444° N, Longitude: 134.503889° W, Horizontal Datum: Unknown
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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Juneau Weather Forecast Office
8500 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
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