Tag Archives: Alberta

Anchor Ice Exposed at Low Flow

Exposed Anchor Ice on the Kananaskis River, AB (Canada), Nov. 26, 2012 Anchor ice occurs frequently on the Kananaskis River – it forms when suspended frazil ice adheres to the stream bed.  Because the river is regulated for hydro-power production, water levels vary substantially … Continue reading

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Where did the summer go?

Welcome back to the river ice photo blog.  We didn’t intend to take a summer break – it just happened that way.  Sunshine, sand, holidays… Well all that’s behind us now, as the frost is on the pumpkin and we’ll … Continue reading

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River Icicles on the Kananaskis River

River Icicles on the Kananaskis River, AB (Canada), Feb. 19, 2013 Here’s another beautiful ice formation captured by UofA River Ice Group grad students this past winter.   These  peculiar ice formations are created as stranded ice melts on warm days. (Canon PowerShot 2, f/3.4,  … Continue reading

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