A glacier dam bursts and creates minor flooding on the Kenai

A glacier dam that gave way around Sept. 19 at Snow River on the Kenai Peninsula is causing minor flooding and challenging Kenai River sport fishermen who otherwise could be pulling in one rainbow trout after another.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning that it extended on Monday for Kenai Lake and the Kenai River from Cooper Landing to Skilak Lake. It is in effect until 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The phenomenon is called a jökulhlaups, an Icelandic term for a flood that...

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