Ice Sock, Kananaskis River

Ice covering a post on the Kananaskis River, AB (Canada), Feb. 24, 2012

The Kananaskis River is a beautiful, steep mountain stream that is regulated for hydro-power production. Water levels vary up to 1 m (~3 ft) each day. As the water level drops, ice is left stranded at higher levels.  Here’s a shot taken by MSc student, Stefan Emmer,  of the sock of ice left behind on a post sticking out of the river.

(photo by Stefan Emmer, UofA River Ice Group: Nikon CoolPix AW100, f/4.8,  ISO – 125, FL 25 mm, 1/400 sec. exposure duration)


About Faye Hicks

I am a professor emeritus, civil engineer, animal lover and writer.
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