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Valdez Police Department
Friday May 22nd, 2015 :: 11:05 p.m. AKDT


City Continues to Monitor Lowe River Course Change

City of Valdez Public Service Announcement

The City of Valdez continues to monitor a course change in the Lowe River adjacent to mile 8 1/2 of the Richardson Highway.

On Tuesday, the City Public Works Department became aware of the river's new course and observed higher than normal water levels in the area. On Thursday, an engineer conducted an overflight of the river to provide additional data and recommendations to the City. Public Works personnel continue to visually monitor water levels during the day, with Valdez Police Department officers monitoring during routine night patrols.

Residents wishing to report changes to river conditions or water levels may contact Valdez Police Dispatch or the Public Works Department.

Valdez Police Department
212 Chenega Ave
Valdez, AK 99686

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-835-4560

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