Breakup travels down the Kuskokwim
On the Y-K Delta
The relatively gentle breakup in 2012 saw the evacuation of 31 elderly and chronic care patients from Kwethluk to Bethel on May 14 when the Kuskokwim River jumped its banks and the village flooded, according to KYUK. On May 15 the Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod’s trip wire went at 8:43 p.m., reports KYUK. Napaskiak evacuated 67 people to Bethel on May 16 as a precaution and all were returned home the next day.