In an event that has never been documented
in our history a glacier has retreated so much that its meltwater switched direction.
The Kaskawulsh Glacier is a vast,
temperate valley glacier nestled in the St. Elias Mountains, within Kluane
National Park in Yukon.
The glacier covers more than 25,000
km2 of the surrounding landscape.
Now due to climate change the glacier’s
meltwater no longer flows into the Slims River and then to the Bering Sea, but
rather, flows south toward the Kaskawulsh River, the Gulf of Alaska and the
Scientists say that as the water
level at Kluane Lake continues to drop, this will become an isolated lake cut
off from any outflow.
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