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Old 04-25-2012, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Salcha residents still battling high water caused by ice jam (http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/18323978/article-Salcha-residents-still-battling-high-water-caused-by-ice-jam-?instance=home_news_window_left_top_3 - broken link)
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:49 AM
 
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Sounds like it is expected and that they are dealing with it appropriately.

Having said that, I hope it doesn't get any worse.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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In Salcha, they actually had to move a big fancy house across the highway in two parts due to repeated flooding.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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I wish all the best.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: NP
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I lived right in the middle of that stuff for 5 years. Our house was on just enough of a rise that it never flooded, but the road and surrounding properties got pretty wet. Photos attached.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Dogs looked like they were having fun. I can see why you would move though... Even if the house is high enough to not flood.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I lived right in the middle of that stuff for 5 years. Our house was on just enough of a rise that it never flooded, but the road and surrounding properties got pretty wet. Photos attached.
When I lived in Nebraska the Platte River would develop ice-jams every spring without fail. More often than not some part of the d.i.k.e. (for some reason the censor does not like the word) would fail and flood several hundred acres (typically farmland).

I am glad to hear that you were spared. Cleaning up after a spring flood is not fun.
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