Floodwater recedes at Manley Hot Springs

Associated PressMay 1, 2012 

FAIRBANKS -- Residents of Manley Hot Springs say floodwaters have receded and they now face the job of mopping up.

An ice jam 10 miles downstream on the Tanana River backed up water that flooded several homes and a road over the weekend.

National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the jam broke Sunday night and the water level in Manley Slough dropped 6 feet by Monday morning.

Resident Diane Gurtler says her home was among those that flooded. She says the floodwater contaminated some people's wells.

Manley is a community of 91 at the end of the Elliott Highway about 160 road miles northwest of Fairbanks.

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