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Salmon river is threatened by surging Hubbard Glacier

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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , May 5, 2004
      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
      Russell Fiord
      and possibly spill a vast quantity of silty water into a world-class
      salmon river outside
      Yakutat.
      ...
      "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
      spring, she
      added. "During the last measurement, it looks like it actually slowed
      down a bit."
      (snip)
      Daily News reporter Doug O'Harra can be reached at do'harra@....
      MORE ON Hubbard Glacier:
      www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/hubbard
      http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/5038962p-4967348c.html

      The Anchorage Daily News -

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