River Ice Breakup

Watching river breakup is cool and interesting to me. Seeing big chunk of ice jamming one on top of another. Some just get swallowed down under and never know where or if it's going to show back up again.

We had a fairly warm winter that caused the river breakup fast and really early. This is the Tanana river by Tanana lakes in South Cushman, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Big chunk of ice on top and under but the river runs through it

Tanana Lakes boat launch - there's still ice and not ready for any boat

The restroom at Tanana Lakes boat launch area

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  1. Living in upstate New York, we used to see a small version of ice breakup when I first moved here in 1986. Haven't seen it in years though; a result of climate change. Thank you for visiting my A to Z blog.

  2. Very beautiful country. I love your photos.

  3. Alaska has been on my travel bucket list since I was 11, I saw an episode on Travelers about life in Alaska, and it intrigued me to add it to my list. I have never seen a frozen river, it must have been a wonderful experience to watch ice melt and water making its way through the ice chunks. Lovely pictures.


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