Anchor Ice Dam

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Anchor Ice Dam on a Kananaskis River tributary, AB (Canada), Nov. 27, 2012

Here, anchor ice on the bed of this Kananaskis River tributary has created a damming effect – backing the water up until is spills over in beautiful mini-waterfalls.  UofA River Ice Group MSc students Vincent and Stefan found this during their field trip in November 2012.

(Photo by Vincent McFarlane: Canon PowerShot SD4500, f/3.4,  ISO – 160, FL 6mm, 1/500 sec. exposure duration)


About Faye Hicks

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