Yukon River Breaking up…

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May 19, 2009

We have been watching the spring conditions and trying to guess when we will break up.  Here is the latest report from National Weather Service, Alaska.

YUKON RIVER…
GRAYLING AND ANVIK ARE SEEING SOME MINOR FLOODING OF ROADS AS THE
HIGH WATER CONTINUES TO MOVE DOWNSTREAM. ICE IS MOVING TOWARD
MARSHALL AND BEYOND AS THERE IS LITTLE INTACT ICE LEFT IN THE RIVER
DOWN TO ST MARYS. ICE FROM ST MARYS TO MOUNTAIN VILLAGE IS ROTTING
AND SHIFTING.

AS THE BREAKUP FRONT ON THE YUKON MOVES DOWNSTREAM OF RUSSIAN
MISSION…FLOOD PRONE COMMUNITIES SHOULD EXPECT MINOR FLOODING AS THE
ICE PASSES AND MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IF AN ICE JAM OCCURS
DOWNSTREAM.

Here is the link if you’d like to keep checking the break up status on the Yukon.

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4 Responses to “Yukon River Breaking up…”

  1. Secret TalkerΔ Says:

    Off topic a bit But I remember when first formulating-or trying to-ways to help. My job was to work some how with the map of Callista Corp . I prepared a list of village names that were alien to me in every respect possible with the plan to call them. As I read the names on the link today, I most certainly have no buddies or family in almost all but I have a better appreciation and deeper understanding of the rural Alaska experience.Ann, Victoria and other Alaskans :you have been so gracious about having us in, guiding us to behave properly,and respecting what we have to offer.Seems like the time to say this is when it comes to mind.Keep us posted on the breakup!

  2. Elsie Says:

    I’ve weathered a lot of hurricanes living my life along the Texas Gulf Coast. And, I’ve dealt with lots of flood conditions in the Houston metropolitan area in my life here. People die in underpasses here: they drive into floodwater, their vehicle loses traction, and then slides further in, and sinks.

    So, even though I am not accustomed to ice break-ups, rotten ice, etc., I feel a real kindred spirit to the Alaskans dealing with the ice break-up. A natural disaster may take different forms in different places, whether tornado, earthquakes, hurricane, or ice break-ups, but the heartbreak of the people left to clean up and rebuild after a natural disaster is universal.

    Now that you’ve made us aware of the whole phenomenon of the rivers’ ice break-up and related flooding, I find myself worrying for you, Ann, and for your family and the other villagers who deal with this annual problem. Thank you for keeping us updated. Know that “we”, your “anonymous blogging” friends, send our best wishes to you and yours that you suffer little or no damage this year.

  3. alaskantiger Says:

    If anyone can help out, some of the towns that have flooding problems need help with food for their dogs. If you can help out, here’s more info:

    http://newsminer.com/news/2009/may/20/flooding-leaves-village-residents-need-dog-food-do/

    IN FAIRBANKS

    Drop off at the Civil Air Patrol hanger in Fairbanks at 3855 S University Avenue (East Ramp, Fairbanks International Airport). During working hours the dog food can be dropped off inside; at other times drop on the pallets outside the hanger.

    OUTSIDE OF FAIRBANKS Order dog food from a store in Fairbanks and ask them to drop off the food at the Civil Air Patrol hanger in Fairbanks. Via Credit Card.

    Call:
    49er Dog Food Store in Fairbanks (907) 488-4999

    OR
    Coldspot Feeds. (907) 457-8555

    IN ANCHORAGE

    Drop off at the Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA), 549 W International Airport Rd (907-562-2999) Deliveries ONLY Weekdays from 10AM to 4PM.

  4. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Says:

    Thank you alaskantiger – I do worry about the dogs! I will call these outfits and try to get the word out. I’ll be sending some food either this way, or via a truck making a trip to Eagle from the peninsula:

    http://www.themudflats.net/2009/05/21/rural-update-hope-truck-heads-for-eagle/

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