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Tricia Hart and her daughter, Liz, 13, wade in the rising water near the West Glacier Trailhead after kayaking in Mendenhall Lake on Tuesday.
At glacier, a casual jökulhlaup season

...Icelandic name jökulhlaup, had done its worst. Mendenhall Lake had risen about a foot and a third since the day before...glacial melt water fill Suicide Basin, uphill from Mendenhall Lake. Water fills this basin until its pressure is so...
More guided tours on tap for glacier

...Friday afternoon, hundreds of tourists filed into the glacier visitor center and stood taking photos in front of Mendenhall Lake.Among them was local couple Burt and Amanda Newman, sticking out in Xtratufs and Muck Boots, respectively. They...
Jökulhlaup causes high water on lake, river

...has announced.No major flooding is expected from the event, but Mendenhall Lake and river have risen about 2 feet from normal. The river and lake...development of a seasonal meltwater lake in Suicide Basin, uphill from Mendenhall Lake.
Raft flips on Mendenhall River during tour behind me were seated next to each other with a much lighter woman on the outside."The guide rowed out onto Mendenhall Lake and warned of rapids.There's some Class II and occasionally some Class III rapids, the guide said.Class II...
Mendenhall River gauge removed by NWS

...the loss of the bridge measurement, river readings will now be taken by the automatic height measurement station at Mendenhall Lake. The Weather Service will use that measurement to forecast flooding, as happened in July 2014.The Weather Service...
Local USFS camp sites no longer accepting cash, check

...reservation and payment changes are now in place for the Auk Village Campground, which opens Friday, May 1, and Mendenhall Lake Campground, which opens May 15.In 2015, all campsites need to be reserved and paid for through http://recreation...
Mendenhall's 2014 outburst flood is topic of Friday's Fireside Lecture the US Forest Service. Lectures occur at 6:30 p.m. and repeat at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.In 2011 Mendenhall Lake experienced its first jokulhlaup in recent years. When meltwater-filled Suicide Basin suddenly released its contents...
Juneau's iceman speed skates to state

...Juneau according to Schuler."We had the typical nice cold break just around Thanksgiving and I skated a 100K around Mendenhall Lake," Schuler said. "I have put six or seven hundred kilometers in just out there over the winter."Schuler supplements...
Police & Fire for Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

...CCFR responded to seven EMS calls around town and performed an animal rescue. A dog had fallen through the ice in Mendenhall Lake near Mendenhall River, and two CCFR ice rescue members retrieved the dog from the lake and returned it to its owner...


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