Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: SW Alaska, Bulkley Valley, Skeena
Actually the ice at this point it was relatively thin this year. During last few weeks ice in many sections of the might Kuskokwim, which is about twice larger then Skeena, was partially melted by warmer water of tributaries, while coller weather was keeping run-offs in check. Imagine ice thickness when weather suddenly warms up in the upper Kuskokwim and ice is still thick 50-60 inches and water suddenly goes up.......
Ice slabs size 40x40 yards can jam the entire river and the noise form cracking ice can be heard a mile away. Although I spend a good portion of the summer in that region, 5-6 years ago I flew there during break-up.
Believe me, this year break-up was nothing !!!!!!!
Last edited by sazan; 05-27-2013 at 10:49 AM.