The Kusko At Aniak Finally Went Out At About 1:30 PM

It finally happened – the ice broke up and moved somewhat impressively past Aniak…at least when it first happened.

And I missed all the great action by 30 seconds!

Normally if there is ice backed up for a hundred or more miles and there is lots of snow melt entering the river – it’s even more exciting.  The fist few minutes was the best, and as of now the water is only 1/3 of the way up the dike.

Here are pictures and videos will soon follow on other posts.

Someone living across the slough flew in on the afternoon flight and was heading home about 12:15.

Someone living across the slough flew in on the late morning flight and was heading home about 12:15.

Here's what the river looked like around 1:00 PM.

Here’s what the river looked like around 1:00 PM.

And this was what the top of the dike looked like at about 1:00 PM.

And this was what the top of the dike looked like at about 1:00 PM.

And then it happened!

Within 10 seconds this was the result – people were scrambling.

The ice climbed up the dike in less than 10 seconds.

The ice climbed up the dike in less than 10 seconds.

Joan Walser and Dave Bonano enjoyed the show.

Joan Walser and Dave Bonano enjoyed the show.

It's going to be a while till this melts out!

It’s going to be a while till this melts out!

Breakups on beautiful days like this always brings a crowd.

Breakups on beautiful days like this always brings a crowd.

Here's what it now looks like.

Here’s what it now looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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