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May 15, 2013

Lake Cachet 2 Jökulhlaup Colonia Glacier, Chile

Colonia Glacier drains east from the Northern Patagonia Icefield feeding the Rio Colonia and then Baker River, Chile. A Feb 8th 2013 Landsat image caught the impacts of a jökulhlaup in progress, glacier lake outburst flood. This post examines the filling and emptying of Cachet Lake 2 and its impacts and the continued retreat of Colonia Glacier. The glacier is unusual in the number of lakes that are adjacent to …