Suicide Basin plugged, water levels continue to rise

    A release of water will occur and people living within the Mendenhall River corridor should be prepared, according to press release.

    Suicide Basin, up in the Mendenhall River drainage, is plugged and water levels are continuing to build.

    According to a press release, the situation is being monitored by the City and Borough of Juneau in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Weather Service, and people living within the Mendenhall River corridor should be prepared.

    News of the North spoke with Brian Bezenek at the National Weather Service.

    The National Weather Service states that forecasting a release time and volume is difficult, but it will make every effort to provide as much information as possible.

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