Some Areas Near Kenai River Still Flooded

Shaylon Cochran


     Flooding along the Kenai River is beginning to subside, despite some road closures in the area.  The National Weather Service reported Tuesday that water levels crested at Cooper Landing one-half-foot above moderate flood stage, with some low lying areas around Kenai Lake still flooded.
     The Kenai River is expected to fall slowly moving into Wednesday near Cooper Landing, but will remain above flood stage until at least Thursday.
     There are also several road closures still in effect around the Central Peninsula.  Near Sterling, entry into the Kenai Keys is restricted to homeowners only, Big Eddy Road is still closed near the river and Fisherman’s Road in Funny River is closed in addition to the closure at mile eleven on K-Beach.
     A flood warning is still in effect for the Kenai River until five o’clock Thursday afternoon.