Yukon Experiencing Mellow Breakup

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

In contrast to the Kuskokwim, break up has been fairly mellow on the Yukon River so far. The ice went out at Eagle over the weekend.  Two years ago an historic ice jam and flood wiped out the city waterfront and nearby Native Village. Long time Eagle resident John Borg says this spring’s gradual warm up made for an uneventful break up.

Borg says this summer will see additional work on a few of the many homes built to replace those washed away in the break up flood two years ago.  He says a new health clinic is also scheduled to go up in the Eagle Native Village.

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