Alaska Science Forum: Warm spring may result in gentle breakup - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Local Columns

Alaska Science Forum: Warm spring may result in gentle breakup

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 8:50 am | Updated: 8:54 am, Fri Apr 26, 2019.

Following the warmest March Alaskans have ever felt, forecasters are predicting a mellow transition from ice to water for most big rivers in the state.

Things don’t always go that way during spring breakup, when chunks of river ice freed from the cold grip of winter can lock up in river bends and back up water into communities.

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