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April 14, 2017
Swiftcurrent Glacier, British Columbia, Swiftly Retreating 1986-2015
Swifttcurrent Glacier Comparison from 1986 and 2015 Landsat images. Red arrow is the 1986 terminus, yellow arrow 2015 terminus, purple arrow significant tributaries in 1986, and purple dots the snowline. Swiftcurrent Glacier drains the southeast side of Mount Longstaff 15 km NW of Mount Robson. The glacier is near the headwaters of the Fraser River, and its retreat since 1986 has led to the formation of a new alpine lake. Here …