February 1997
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February, 1997

Paul Vincent Craven, AA0PE

Above is the Raccoon River choked with ice. This picture was taken about one mile east of I-35 along Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. The massive ice chunks caused damage to the Walnut Woods park (across the river from the picture). When the river went over its banks, the blocks of ice sheared off the smaller trees.

This is the river a few days later, with the ice jam gone. The river was still very high when this picture was taken.

Other pictures:

River looking forward
River looking left
River looking left after ice jam cleared
Train-I had to wait for this train to pass before taking the pictures.