Middle River Conditions May 26 – Chuathbaluk Ice Has Now Moved But Not Aniak’s

Chuathbaluk’s ice began moving around 7:00 but has since jammed between Chuathbaluk and Aniak while some pressure ridges were forminng upstream of Aniak shortly afterwards.  However, the ice immediately above Aniak is still being persistent and begrudgingly only shifting.  Maybe tomorrow.

10 or so miles below Aniak Birch Tree Crossing is opening up.  Photo by River Watch.

10 or so miles below Aniak Birch Tree Crossing is opening up. Photo by River Watch.

Looking towards Aniak from Birch Tree Crossing.  River Watch photo.

Looking towards Aniak from Birch Tree Crossing. River Watch photo.

Chuathbaluk before the ice began moving.  River Watch photo.

Chuathbaluk before the ice began moving. River Watch photo.

Stanly Hoffman's cabin below Napaimute surrounded by water.

Stanly Hoffman’s cabin below Napaimute surrounded by water. River Watch photo.

Mouth of the Kolmakof River.  River Watch photo

Mouth of the Kolmakof River. River Watch photo.

Looking downstream at Aniak.  River Watch photo.

Looking downstream at Aniak. River Watch photo.

Looking upstream at Aniak.  River Watch photo.

Looking upstream at Aniak. River Watch photo.

Napaimute's runway.  River Watch photo.

Napaimute’s runway. River Watch photo.

Taking care of some last minute business hoping the Aniak ice still holds.

Taking care of some last minute business hoping the Aniak ice still holds.

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River breakup revelers waiting in Aniak for something to happen.

Jr. Avakumof's marshmallow's done just right!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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