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September 28, 2017

Bishop Glacier Retreat, British Columbia Generates Substantial Alpine Lake

Bishop Glacier retreat in Landsat images from 1985 and 2017, 3000 m retreat. Red arrow is the 1985 terminus, yellow arrow is the 2017 terminus, purple dots is the snowline. B=Bishop, R=Ring, L=Lillooet. Bishop Glacier is a 10.5  km long western outlet glacier of the Lillooet Icefield in British Columbia. The glacier shares a divide with the eastern outlet Lillooet Glacier at 1750 m.  The glacier from 1985-2017 has ended …