The Flood Warning remains in effect until 4:00 pm Akdt Sunday for Matanuska Valley. The water levels on the upper portions of the little Susitna River near Palmer have dropped below flood stage and continue to fall. The little Susitna at Houston crested this morning at 14.0 feet and sharply fell to 11.9 feet by 4:00 pm. Minor flood stage is 11.0 feet. Water levels at Houston are expected to fall below flood stage overnight.
The Matanuska River crested early Friday near Palmer at 11.0 ft and was at 9.4 ft as of 7:00 pm today. After holding steady most of today the river is expected to recede over the next several days. Bank erosion and minor flooding issues along the lower Matanuska Are likely through Sunday. Most other smaller streams in the Matanuska Valley have crested and have dropped below flood levels.