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Ice Jams On Elk Creek Raising Concerns

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is asking the Girard community to be on high alert...
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is asking the Girard community to be on high alert...

This, as the changing weather is creating ice jams and flooding risks in Elk Creek...

With the fishing season rapidly approaching, ice jams are rising and concern is growing in Elk Creek.

A brutal winter in Erie County has let nature take its course....

Ice jams forming in Elk Creek are nearly six feet high in Girard.

People flooded to Girard to see if the creek was flooding over.

Some residents telling us these are the worst ice jams they have seen in 25 years.

If weather patterns change the melting and run off could create sudden high water levels....

Another concern is fishing, officials says the prolonged cold and warm up could actually be beneficial to the steelhead.

But boat and fish officials are warning anglers to steer clear of the ice jams for safety purposes.

The jam in Elk Creek is an estimated mile long and could break free at any time.


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