- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - More than 9 inches of rain fell this weekend in Ketchikan, and a landslide temporarily disrupted the flow of the city’s water supply.

The Ketchikan Daily News reports (https://is.gd/w1G84C) the city received more than 5.7 inches of rain on Saturday, followed by nearly 3.7 inches on Sunday.

The heavy rains sent mud and debris into Granite Basin early Sunday morning, causing turbidity levels to surpass Environmental Protection Agency standards.

The city was on back up water for about eight hours until the turbidity settled. The slide also caused trees to plus the drainage at Granite Basin, causing water to go over the top of the dam. The trees will be cleared once water levels drop.

Flooding was also reported at Silvis, Whitman, Fawn and Ward lakes.


Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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