More breakup holes near Kwethluk, Akiachak
Akiachak hunters set decoys on the ice, May 9, 2012. Photo courtesy of BSAR
There’s still some ice at birch crossing below Aniak, and a jam near the bluffs below Kalskag, but the major changes in the Kuskokwim River breakup happened further downriver. Water rose Thursday morning at Tuluksak, 50 river miles upstream of Bethel, while new holes appeared near Kwethluk and Akiachak.
National Weather Service Hydrologist Celine Van Breukelen studied breakup from a plane Wednesday night: