Corrections On The Potential Record Breakup Date For Aniak

I must apologize, but we won’t see a record breakup date for at least another week here in Aniak…if the river holds that long.

I was using a limited data set by NOAA for comparison, one that only went back to the early 70’s when for some reason data have been collected for McGrath and Bethel since the 20’s.

Susan Hubbard pointed out that in 1964 Sleetmute flooded so badly that the entire village was under water for two weeks beginning on the 27th of May.  Since Aniak usually goes a little later, that would put Aniak around the first of June for breakup that year; and indeed, Bethel has experienced breakups as late as that.

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