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Posted on December 5, 2012

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Mouth of the Naknek River

The Mouth of the Naknek River in December

It is December and the State of Alaska’s Board of Fish is meeting in Naknek to deliberate over proposals that will affect sport, subsistence and commercial regulations throughout the state. The cold is extreme and weather in different parts of the state caused the conference to start late because of travel delays. The conference is in full swing now, but the river called and I had to visit.

Peter Pan Dock

Peter Pan Dock

It is full of ice, but the river still breaks and floats the ice in the channel on the out-going tide.

View from Naknek City Dock to Old Red Salmon Cannery

View from Naknek City Dock to Old Red Salmon Cannery

I wish you could hear the churning of it and see the swift power of the water.

View of Bristol Bay from Naknek

View of Bristol Bay from Naknek

The incoming tide pushes and piles the ice.

Looking downstream toward Alaska General Seafoods cannery

Looking downstream toward Alaska General Seafoods cannery

The Naknek is a giving river.

Mel

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