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Photos: Matanuska River claims more cabins

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  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published August 28, 2012

A couple in Alaska's Mat-Su Valley finally lost their cabin to the eroding banks of the Matanuska River. It happened Monday to Chris and Daina Wenner, whose cabin had been perched precariously on the riverbank, according to Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.

The 33-year-old home was more than 100 yards from the river bank in mid-July, but rapid erosion forced the family to move out on July 23.

The Frontiersman reported: "For now, the remains of the cabin have come to rest off the backside of Pat Huddleson's property at Mile 14, Old Glenn Highway. A gravel bar near her house also is where a septic tank thought to have washed from the Wenner property earlier this month came to rest."

The Frontiersman reported that water is closing in on the Wenner's main home. Meantime, the Little Susitna River's waters were rising Monday and threatening property.

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