- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Participants in a weekend regatta in Fairbanks may have to scale-down the height of their ships due to rising water levels on the Chena River.

KUAC is sponsoring the Red Green Regatta, and in a Facebook posting Wednesday warned boat builders to plan for less clearance under bridges than in the past and to consider adjustments for tall boats.

The regatta, scheduled for Sunday, is a local tradition. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1l5uEA2 ) participants build floats from recycled materials and a required minimum of one roll of duct tape.

Fairbanks has been having a particularly rainy summer.

The National Weather Service shows the river at about 5 feet but forecasts it will rise to about 7 feet before falling back to 5 or 6 feet heading into the weekend.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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