Ice on the Umpqua River

River Ice Smells like Fish

I was taking pictures of the Umpqua River along Tyee Road where there was a fair amount of ice along the banks, and floating downriver. I was surprised to find that the river ice smelled so much of fish. It's nice to have a new sensory experience at 62 years of age. The river is absolutely stunning today.

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jkr says ... on Sunday, Dec 8 at 10:38 PM

there are fish spawning in the rivers or are just finishing. therefore there may be rotting carcasas ollong the banks this time of year. beware if you have dogs...they may get salmonilla if they decide to eat them. have a great time!

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