Break-up continues on the Mighty Kenai

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006


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Ice flows and islands continue their hold on the banks and boulders of the Kenai River

Forget about the early springs of the last few years, “Break-up 2006” is causing residents of the Kenai Peninsula to wonder whatever happened to global warming and green grass for Easter. As April gives way to the lusty month of May in Alaska, islands of ice continue their hold on river banks, boulders, and lakes of the Kenai Peninsula. While gardeners are getting anxious about their greenhouse gas bills, winter killed lawns are reluctant to start showing signs of green. Trees are barely starting to put out their buds, and moose are still in their winter feeding grounds. Early travelers and their campers are still finding white-out driving conditions on their way along the Seward and Sterling Highways.


According to Johnson Tire Center in Soldotna change over from winter to summer tires is running about two weeks behind last year on the Peninsula. In the Central Peninsula studded snow tires have to be removed by May 1st, but drivers seem to be holding out until the last minute in hopes of warmer weather and dryer road conditions.

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