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January's flood along the lower Kenai River has wrecked years of work and millions of dollars of angler access and habitat improvements in the Soldotna area, according to the Anchorage Daily News. The devastation will mean that anglers will find fewer access points and salmon fry will be more vulnerable.

"In the short term it means some riverbanks will be closed to keep boots from tromping them into eroded bogs. In the long term, it could mean millions more spent to build a better system. And state biologists say a generation or more of salmon fry and smolt will be easier pickings for birds and fish because they lack shade and shelter among tree limbs and roots."

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