Tanana River Ice Jam Floods Alaska’s Manley Hot Springs

May 1, 2012

Five homes have been flooded in the interior Alaska community of Manley Hot Springs and high water is threatening 20 more.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports an ice jam formed on the Tanana River downstream of the community and river water rose behind it.

The National Weather Service says the water levels are the highest in 30 years.

Water on April 29 inundated a road at the east end of the airstrip and flooded an adjacent neighborhood.

A flood warning was in effect through Monday morning.

Manley is a community of 91 at the end of the Elliott Highway about 88 air miles and 160 road miles northwest of Fairbanks

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