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3.09.2015

Allegheny and Kiskiminitas River Junction Ice Jam, March 8th, 2015

So there is an interesting sight to see right now at the junction of the Allegheny and Kisiminitas River junction. An ice jam has formed. Thankfully the flow is not impeded at this point. The depth of the jam seems to be about four feet. I hope that it gradually clears and no blockage occurs, for Freeport is within a mile of the jam. 
We probably spent a good half hour just observing everything. There is so much to see with this strange phenomenon. With the temps in the forties, it was also nice to just be outdoors and not be bundled up. 
 Thankfully there are no major rain events in the forecast. A similar situation to this happened back in 1996 on the Susquehanna in Harrisburg, and it took out this bridge

 Some flow showing in the jam. 

 There is something strange and mesmerizing in looking at the jammed up ice.
 Huge chunks of ice
 The point at which the Allegheny and Kiskiminitas Rivers meet

 From the dam lock
 Looking down the Allegheny
 Lots of debris caught up in the ice flow. 
 The intersection point again. You can see that the entire point area and trees have been overcome with flooded ice.
Looking up the Kiski River
 About a quarter mile down river where the ice jam starts.
There is unimpeded flow off to the side. Hopefully it stays this way in order to prevent a flood.


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