Water ways have become increasingly dangerous and the Anchorage Fire Department is urging people to take caution. Fast moving waters have moved huge trees and boulders in the Eagle River, causing changes to the banks.
AFD officials say that even if you think you're familiar with an area to be careful because many banks are becoming undercut by swift moving water.
The river already claimed two lives earlier this summer and rescue crews say there are no signs of the danger subsiding.
“Aside from the course of the river having been changed we have the potential for future flooding. We have a lot of snow in the high country and if we get warm weather and that snow melts it's all got to someplace and it's working its way to the sea and it's going to come through here and all the other streams in the area," said Eagle River fireman Craig Johnston.
Johnston also wants to warn people of the dangers of thin ice. He says if you see any ice on a lake or stream do not attempt to cross it.
Editor's Note: First sentence corrected to reference the Anchorage Fire Department, not Eagle River Fire Department.
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