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Water diverted from the Tanana River main channel by an ice dam in January blew away vegetation, gouged out the slough and washed away much of the bank at the foot of a ridge where Tom Gorman built his home. (Photo courtesy of Tom Gorman)

Dam on slough helps Big Delta man protect home along Tanana River

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Big Delta resident Tom Gorman said a small dam he built earlier this year to protect his home from the meandering Tanana River held steady over the past couple of weeks as the river rose to near-flood level, due to recent rains. Gorman now hopes the river falls quickly enough to allow him to finish work on the dam before snow flies.
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