Thursday, January 10, 2008

Morning sun on the Kennebec

The forecasters are warning that conditions are ripe for ice jams on Maine's great rivers. The deep snow pack, river ice, warm temperatures and expected rain create a perfect scenario.

With the warm temperatures and rain, the run-off from the melting snow pack rapidly raises the river level. The higher level of the water pushes up against the solid river ice causing it to break into big chunks that can get jammed up at bridges or narrow channels.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you wrote about this. We've been without television and internet for a couple of days, so there's been no news.

Odd to hear of ice jams in January!