Kaskawulsh Glacier stops the flow of the Slims Rivers.| direction news.| glacier to changes as lakes as river of canada slims lost water glacier of direction or Kaskawulsh canada alsek ◀ |
Hot weather in early 2016 hit the Kaskawulsh glacier hard. A wide canyon opened in the ice. The river changed direction and now flows south into the Alsek River. The original river is now a dust bowl. | interesting | not. |
Scientists were shocked: they hadn't been to the region since 2013. Temperatures had been 4.3 degrees Celsius higher than normal before the event. The whole ecosystem downstream has been damaged. The Alsek is overflowing; thus lakes and rivers along its journey will be affected as well. | canada or an up arctic slims .