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Photos: Matanuska River claims more cabins

The home of Chris and Daina Wenner perches precariously on the bank of the Matanuska River. 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. August 17, 2012
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Matanuska-Susitna Borough Emergency Manager Casey Cook inspects the home of Chris and Daina Wenner, perched precariously on the bank of the Matanuska River. 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. August 17, 2012
Loren Holmes photo
A family friend photographs the home of Chris and Daina Wenner, which has been gobbled up by the Matanuska River. August 17, 2012
Loren Holmes photo
Chris Wenner watches his house slowly sink into the rising Matanuska River. The rapidly changing river took over a football field worth of forest in a matter of weeks. August 17, 2012
Loren Holmes photo
The home of Chris and Daina Wenner perches precariously on the bank of the Matanuska River. 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. August 17, 2012
Loren Holmes photo
Loren Holmes

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.