We had so much snowpack in the mountains this year, the river has been pretty much bank-full all of June and now well into July. Fast, loud, and an oddly attractive grey-green color that doesn’t come through in photographs very well.
Daily entertainment is looking for new logjams, old ones swept away, and comparing the water level to yesterday.
If I am away for any length of time, the web provides a substitute which is highly informative, if not nearly as engaging. The Alaska River Forecast Center provides an ongoing record of the river level, along with its predicted behavior for the near future. This I can translate into whether or not my wheeler can make it under the bridge, and what channels will have water in them.