Chena River in downtown Fairbanks at dusk
During normal operations, Moose Creek Dam regulates the flow of the Chena River at a rate of no more than 12,000 cubic feet per second in downtown Fairbanks. Downstream flood effects along the river also depend on conditions in the Tanana and Little Chena rivers as well as local drainages. Low-lying areas near the Chena River may experience minor flooding, while elevated groundwater can occur for several thousand feet downstream of the dam. Shown here, the Chena River snakes through downtown Fairbanks at dusk April 30.

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Photo by: Lauren Oliver |  VIRIN: 220517-A-A1410-1003.JPG