Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A river disappears

The Slims River in Western Canada is no more. This river was about 500 feet wide and had been around for hundreds of years. Its waters flowed northward and eventually reached the Bering Sea. But in Spring 2016 the Kaskawulsh glacier which had been feeding the river began a relatively brief period of intense melting and redirected the meltwater to the Gulf of Alaska, thousands of miles from its original destination.

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