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July 12, 2016

Rainbow Glacier Not Fading Away, Glacier National Park

  Rainbow Glacier is the third largest of the 25 remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park occupying an east facing cirque between 2650 m and 2330 m. The glacier drains into Quartz Lake a key lake for bull trout in GNP, which are threatened by both invasive lake trout and climate change (Jones et al, 2013). ┬áThe National Park Serice and USGS have been established a glacier monitoring program that …