Look Out Below

Posted by on Friday, December 11, 2015

A lake in the Northwest Territories has fallen off a cliff.

The falling lake occurred after bursting through the melting earthen rampart that restrained it. Climate chance is being blamed for the incident.

The nameless lake sat just north of Fort McPherson.

Within a couple hours 30,000 cubic metres of water — the equivalent of a dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools — gushed over the edge in a waterfall up to five storeys high.

Both mud and debris filled more than a kilometre of the valley below and flowed for two days at the rate of 50 metres an hour.

The Team

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