TRR photo by Amanda Reed

Ice on the river

REGION — There has been a bumper crop of ice on the river this year.  The frigid weather at the end of December and early January caused it to form and warmer weather caused it to break up and move.  Here in the Big Eddy, massive blocks of ice were piled atop one another, while other parts of the river are clear. Even the smaller Delaware tributaries provide their own dramatic sights, like the one that appears in Ed Wesely’s inaugural post on his new blog, “A River Runs Through It,” at

The large volume of ice isn’t unique to the Upper Delaware; ice jams in the Connecticut River sparked an increase in tourism, and prompted the Coast Guard to use a cutter to help break it up.


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