Tag Archives: Kananaskis River

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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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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Stalactite Ice on the Kananaskis River

Stalactite Ice on the Kananaskis River, AB (Canada), Feb. 20, 2013 The Kananaskis River in Alberta is regulated for hydro-power production, with water levels varying up to 1 m (~3 ft) each day. As the water level drops, ice is left stranded at higher … Continue reading

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