I have seen some striking changes to our Alaska landscape. You need not achieve “geezer” status in age to notice the glacier rapid retreat.
The $7.5 million Eklutna River dam removal project initiated in September 2016 was completed this summer, according to Brad Meiklejohn.
With no wind, Eklutna Lake was glass, mirroring the snow-capped mountains and the emerging green on their lower flanks.
On the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, skaters with colorful parasails tacked hard into a steady southeast wind.
When finished, the Eklutna dam project may lead to salmon runs returning to Eklunta River. Many stakeholders are involved, but they are making headway.
It was late Sept. 1995 and my Newfoundland dog Charlie and I had earlier crossed the dam at the outlet of Eklutna Lake at its south end.