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The roiling boiling Matanuska River

Due to deep snowfall over the winter, and the heavy rains since spring began - people who live along the mighty Matanuska River are either in fear of losing their homes, or are standing by helplessly as they fall into the boiling river. My husband and I got a good look at all of the damage and floating debris just last week. As I stood on the rivers edge I could feel the vibration in the ground as the river swept below my feet. I have never witnessed this much destruction as is taking place this year. My heart goes out to all who are losing not only their homes - but their land as well, to the relentless and restless river.

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Taken on August 10, 2012