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29 December 2022

Loss of Hinman Glacier, North Cascade Range 1958-2022

Himan Glacier in 1958 USGS map and in 2022 Sentinel 2 False Color image. The three ice masses with an area greater than 0.01 kmĀ² are indicated. Hinman Glacier had descended the northwest flank of Mount Hinman in the North Cascades, Washington and based on 1958 aerial photographs, Hinman Glacier the USGS had listed this as the largest glacier in the North Cascades south of Glacier Peak with an area …

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19 May 2015

Skykomish River, Washington Reduced Minimum River Flow and Glacier Retreat

Fording the outlet of Blanca Lake, headwater North Fork Skykomish River. The focus this spring has been on the developing drought in Washington as a result of record low snowpack, the winter was a record warmth though not dry. The focus of this article is on another component of many alpine watersheds, glacier runoff, both the ameliorating role and their reduced ability as they shrink to augment flow during low …

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