The mighty Kenai starts to break up

Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2002

As the month of March departs and April springs forth on the Kenai the massive ice build up that remains along the Kenai River makes it hard to believe that last year the River never even froze over.

Yet, the signs of spring, up stream from the Soldotna bridge show that old man winter is starting to loose his grip, as ice shelf's the size of freight cars come crashing into the shallow running waters of the Kenai River only to be jammed up along their way to the Cook Inlet. Loons and a variety of ducks conduct their age-old mating rituals along the open waters of the river in anticipation of warmer days.

 

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Those fortunate enough to behold this spectacle of nature can only wonder why, while appreciating the fact that the banks of the mighty Kenai are not lined with tourists looking for a unique wilderness experience and spring vacation.



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