Friday, February 4, 2011

Captina Icejam

The icejam that formed early Wednesday morning downstream of Cat Run remains intact as of Thursday evening though the flooding threat to areas upstream of the jam has subsided.  Temperatures have dipped to near single digits the past two nights reinforcing the integrity of the icepack.  The ice is likely to persist as another arctic air mass is forecast to move into the area next week with no warmup in sight.  Thanks to Nathan Taylor for the updated photos.

A view of the ice pack looking downstream of the SR 148 bridge.

A closer shot of the ice.  Downstream of the pack in Powhatan
a solid sheet still covers the creek keeping the pack in place
and restricting flow.  Runoff from future heavy rains could pool
behind the jam if it persists. 

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