All of a sudden there is a fair amount of ice and wood on the north half of the channel.
Close up photo looking downriver
Looking across and downriver
There’s been a decent amount of wood passing yesterday and today, and the ice is diminishing as you can see from the photo.
I did have three visitors from Chuathbaluk last evening (Eric Morgan Jr., Jacob Wise and Nick Sakar). They were successful at catching numerous ducks.
Eric, Jacob and Nick heading home
The water level has dropped a few inches and only scattered ice and wood are passing by. The ice is mostly small with some pans about 10 to 15 feet long.
There is a little more ice flowing past Napaimute since this morning, with a few pans about 30 feet long. The water level remains the same.
The water level hasn’t changed much in the last 24 hours but just in the last 20 minutes a little more ice and wood is coming by on the north side. The temperature is around 35 degrees with a good breeze coming from the west.
Mostly water passing by with only a little ice (about 10 % of the channel.
The water level has dropped about 5 feet and there is only small broken chunks of ice now passing. It appears that most everything has passed by, although I just got word that there is still some ice up near Devil’s Elbow.
Looking downstream from porch of the Community Center
Looking downstream from the Chapel
Looking upstream from Chapel
The water is still on the rise – about 4 feet in as many hours. Where it was just ice floating by bank to bank is now mixed with an even amount of water.
The water is rising about 6 inches an hour or more. Large pans of ice are packed in throughout the entire channel but moving steadily downstream.
The water has risen one foot in the last hour and a lot of ice is now passing Napaimute at 11:30 AM.
Looking across the way