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Logging Road... (flood snow winter trees water ). Photo by katy99780
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Logging Road...

Uploaded by: katy99780

Tuesday February 5, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Not a very good area to be hauling out 80,000 lb gvw log trucks... and the 'homeowner' firewood haulers with pickups and trailers have been getting stuck in this permafrost upwelling area. Since I took this photo, dozers have routed the logging road around this hazard. Funny to think of this water problem when it's been down around -60 this winter, and never even close to thawing temperatures.

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3. Kennebunker
12:59 AM GMT on February 10, 2013
A most interesting shot, Katy. There is always something cool to learn here on this site, and this is my lesson for the day. Love to see the unusual.
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2. katy99780
11:16 PM GMT on February 09, 2013
Not sure of the dynamics of the upwelling, permafrost and this boggy ground, Peter. I know that water cannot percolate down, as in other areas without permafrost, so these low areas are permanently swampy.

Perhaps when the cold hits, and the water starts freezing, the upward 'push' of expansion causes this.

I surely don't know, but it is fairly common in permafrost/swampy areas here. In summer, you can peel back a foot or so of swamp vegetation and find solid ice. Year around.

Thanks for stopping by.
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1. Cowgazer
11:08 PM GMT on February 09, 2013
Wow, what brings the water to the surface? I would think this to be a real hazard as you wouldn't be expecting it.
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About katy99780


I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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