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June 29, 2021
Pacific Northwest June 2021 Heat Wave Current and Enduring Glacier Impact
Streamflow observation site below Sholes Glacier on August 6, 2015. We have measured flow at this site for 30 years, the last 10 years in conjunction with the Nooksack Indian Tribe (Grah and Beaulieu, 2013; Pelto, 2015). The exceptional record breaking Pacific Northwest heat wave of June 2021 had an impact on snow melt both on and off glaciers in the North Cascade Range of Washington and consequently on alpine …