Near Yakutsk ice on the Lena River is already passing, reached the settlement of Kangalassy in the North, and everything was fine in Lensk in South Yakutia.
Ice float on the Lena River is like a big event in Yakutia, Russia’s Siberian & Far-Eastern Republic. People are happy about it and worry at the same time.
Happy as it means the spring culmination, the start of constant warm weather and a good reason to go out for shashlik (Russian BBQ), gather snowdrops and admire the beauty of ice drifting along the mighty Lena River. An awesome nature show, indeed!
Worry as spring ice melting and floating might bring the devastating flooding. You might be heard of Lensk that drown totally in 2001 and reconstructed lately by the Russian Emergency Ministry.
Last spring was full of waters and some destructions. Check my previous posts:
Meanwhile, the flood might be good to scientists, but bad to locals as it was described in the post:
Ok. Here are photographs of ice drifts on the Lena River. Pictures provided by Pavodok.Ykt.ru/, the website with live webcams set on river banks in areas of Kangalassy Cape, Batamai and Lensk.
A view from Kangalassy Cape:
The settlement of Zhatai located north off Yakutsk:
The view on Batamai in South Yakutia:
Around Lensk in South Yakutia:
To see how my city looks now, check Yakutsk live webcam set on Lenin Square.