One of the glacial rivers feeding a large lake straddling the Yukon-British Columbia border has dried up, turning a normally fast-running watercourse into a muddy field strewn with icebergs.
Frigid meltwater from the glacier, part of the Juneau Icefield, normally flows into Atlin Lake at Sloko Inlet and Llewellyn Inlet. Now the Sloko source has run dry. Atlin Lake, which is British Columbia’s largest natural lake and extends its northern tip into Yukon, has already “dropped about 50 feet and perhaps is still draining.
Atlin residents weren’t the only ones caught off guard by the shift. Icefield researchers working in the area this summer found normally dry walking trails to the Llewellyn Inlet flooded with chest-deep water. (Guardian)
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