Water Update:

1.92″ of rain fell at the airport on Tuesday, followed by 1.39″ on Wednesday for an official total of 3.31″ over a period of 36 hours. The 6.57″ of rain we have seen in the past 15 days is the wettest 15-day period on record for Fairbanks. It surpasses the 6.17″ of rain that fell between August 1-15, 1967 that caused the worst flooding in the city’s history.

The flood gates at the Moose Creek Damn were lowered for the second time in two weeks to restrict flow into the lower Chena River. It was only the 22nd time that the gates have been lowered since they were built in 1979.

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