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ICE JAM 1-23-13

River observations Wednesday, January 23, show the Deadwater Ice Jam and town ice jam to be about one mile apart. Some chucks of ice were breaking loose from the town jam and floating north to the Deadwater jam.

The Deadwater Ice Jam is approximately 25 miles long and temperatures have moderated somewhat. The town jam is about one mile in length. The amount of frazzle ice in the river has decreased with evening temperatures staying above zero.

As, and if, the warming trend continues residents need to be aware that flooding conditions are still possible especially in the Carmen area as the ice jams begin to shift. The degree of flooding potential all depends on whether channels open or the ice shuts off avenues of water flow. If day time high temperatures stay in the 20 degree range and stay above zero at night the ice will be allowed to retreat gradually.

Residents living along river banks and stream channels are advised to remain informed about the ice jam conditions.


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