The National Weather Service tells KYUK that there is a flood warning in effect until 8 a.m. Friday for three miles below Red Devil to Sleetmute.
NWS reports that water has come up about 7 feet since this Thursday morning due to an ice jam.
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or is occurring. People should take steps to protect life and property.
More information is available here:
Full text from the National Weather Service:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR…
AN ICE JAM… ALONG THE KUSKOKWIM RIVER FROM SLEETMUTE TO 3 MILES
DOWNSTREAM OF RED DEVIL
* UNTIL 545 AM AKDT FRIDAY
* AT 551 PM AKDT…AN ICE JAM HAS FORMED 3 MILES DOWNSTREAM OF RED
DEVIL AND IS CAUSING WATER LEVELS TO RISE UPSTREAM. WATER LEVELS
AT RED DEVIL HAVE RISEN 6 TO 8 FT SINCE THIS MORNING AND IS
CURRENTLY NEAR BANKFUL. SLOW RISES IN WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE WITH MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED UPSTREAM OF THE JAM TO
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
RED DEVIL AND PARKS.
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER…ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS