Camping on the Athabasca

Monitoring breakup on the Athabasca River, AB (Canada), April 22, 2003

For years, the staff at Alberta Environment would camp out on the bank of the Athabasca River upstream of Fort McMurray, maintaining a 24h vigil, sometimes for weeks, so as  to warn the town when big ice runs were headed towards them.  Thankfully, now they have an  automated monotioring system, pioneered by our research team.

(photo by Faye Hicks, UofA River Ice Group: Nikon E950, f/7.4,  ISO-80, FL 7 mm, 1/254 sec. exposure)


About Faye Hicks

I am a professor emeritus, civil engineer, animal lover and writer.
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2 Responses to Camping on the Athabasca

  1. Zion Park says:

    Amazing photo. Not everyone has the opportunity to view an ice river, so thanks for this great opportunity.

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