Ice conditions on the Tanana River as of April 27th, 2017 are as follows:
Due to conditions of the ice on the Tanana River (where the Tripod is located) the last ice measurement was taken on April 24th, 2017 when the ice was 29.7 inches thick.
The main channel of the Nenana River has opened up and is cutting a channel from the mouth of the Nenana River into the Tanana River's south bank about 1/4 mile down stream from the Tripod. That Channel is now open 3 miles along the south bank of the Tanana River. About one mile up river from the Tripod on the Tanana River, there is a main channel of open water along the south bank, ending about 3/4 of a mile up river from the Tripod. The weather forecast for the next 8 days is calling for mid 50's in the daytime with 32f to 37f in the evening. With the afternoon's warm up there is standing ( surface ) water on the banks of the river.There are also visible dark spots on the ice, indicating the ice is rotting. Some of these dark spots show surface water as well. It is possible that the Tanana River ice could move out within the next week or so. Good Luck to you all!
We will update this page when changes occur on the ice and there is something to report.
The Following Picture is of the Nenana River Entering The Tanana River.