Salmon river is threatened by surging Hubbard Glacier
- MOVING FAST: Ice may dam Russell Fiord and silt up Situk River.
By DOUG O'HARRA
Anchorage Daily News
(Published: May 5, 2004)
Hubbard Glacier has begun to surge forward again, threatening to dam
and possibly spill a vast quantity of silty water into a world-class
salmon river outside
"In the past two to three months, it's moved about 1,000 feet," Yakutat
district ranger Tricia O'Connor said in a telephone interview. "In our
last measurement, taken a week or two ago by the (U.S. Geological
Survey), the distance from Gilbert Point to the face of the glacier was
about 640 feet."
The glacier has been advancing between nine and 12 feet per day this
added. "During the last measurement, it looks like it actually slowed
down a bit."
Daily News reporter Doug O'Harra can be reached at do'harra@....
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