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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Kenai River at Cooper Landing are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 15.5
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.18 ft on 09/21/1974
(2) 16.25 ft on 09/01/1967
(3) 16.20 ft on 09/23/1995
(4) 16.01 ft on 09/24/2012
(5) 15.66 ft on 06/29/1953
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.75 ft on 06/21/2018 (P)
(2) 15.06 ft on 09/24/2017
(3) 12.83 ft on 06/27/2016
(4) 13.60 ft on 09/03/2015
(5) 13.80 ft on 10/15/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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16.5 Many houses and businesses along Sterling Highway miles 48-50 will begin to flood. Water should also start to encroach houses built along Primrose Road. Quartz Creek and North Cooper Creek Campgrounds will be underwater. Water will also be over the Sterling Highway at mile 54.
15 Quart Creek Campground boat ramp submerged and water encroaches campsites that are located next to the lake. Water should start to approach foundation level of buildings along Sterling Highway miles 48-50. North Cooper Creek Campgrounds begins to flood. Water in slough at mile 54 will encroach the Sterling Highway.
14 Properties along the Sterling Highway miles 48-50 begin to see water in their yards. USGS gauge house adjacent to Cooper Landing bridge will begin to flood. Bottom of wooden walkway at boat ramp starts to be submerged.
12.5 Water starts to flow over Primrose Road on the southern end of Kenai Lake.
11 High water level -- Class II+ whitewater above Jim's Landing; Class III below Jim's Landing.
9 Medium water level -- Class II whitewater above Jim's Landing; Class II+ below Jim's Landing
6 Low water level -- Class II whitewater above and below Jim's Landing
(1) Aerial view of Cooper Landing
(2) Under bridge
(3) Upstream view
(4) Aerial view downstream of Bridge
(5) Aerial view upstream of Bridge

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