A line shows flood stage spiking during the Aug. 5 outburst flood. It peaks about 3 feet above the previous record.

Flooding from a glacial lake outburst in Alaska

The previous record flood level for the Mendenhall River at Auke Bay was 11.99 feet during a glacial lake outburst flood in July 2016. The August 2023 flood was 3 feet higher.