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Rising water causes flood advisory, takes dock down Kenai River

...hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said his concern is for low-lying areas on the river's edge near Skilak Lake."You can get your feet wet," Moran said. Water has been rising in the river since a natural...
Mendenhall River raft tour capsizes

A group of tourists rafting the Mendenhall River on Thursday afternoon with a local tour company were plunged into the glacier-fed waters when their raft capsized.
Mackie added to board of cruise line's new company

...that they think it's good to have Alaskans on their board,'' said Frank, the former state senator who owns the River's Edge Resort in Fairbanks. ''The more Alaskans involved in some of these corporations, the more they'll be responsive...
Council seeks residents who harbor an interest

Kenai?s Harbor Commission lives another day ... or at least until the city council meets again in July.
Municipal structures take a hit

From the looks of things this summer, one might think all of Soldotna is out to build brand new docks and fishing platforms along the Kenai River.
Trout 'wizard'

As the Kenai River flows and the gallery of guides comes and goes, Gary McFadden remains.
Get out & Play: Amenities abound in city parks

...campsites, the park has about 800 feet of elevated boardwalk and fish-walk platforms for anglers who want to fish from the river's edge without doing damage to the sensitive riparian ecosystem. Firewood and ice are available for sale at the campground...
Park preservation: Soldotna protects much riverside land for public

...Picnic sites are available and the park features 13 sets of river-access stairways to get fishermen safely to the river's edge. The city charges $16 a night for camping, and the day-use fee is $6 for folks who only stay in the park up...
Reminder: Property owners need to pull up structures

There isn't any ice on the Kenai River yet, but riverfront property owners should already have removed their floating docks, as well stairways and walkways that extend into or over the water.
Ice jam moves downriver

Water levels measured at the Soldotna Bridge Tuesday morning were well under flood stage and a decided improvement for Sunday?s peak depth of 20 feet, according to the Kenai Peninsula Borough?s Office of Emergency Management.


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