Kaskawulsh Glacier, Canada

Satellite image showing how the Kaskawulsh glacier causes some river diversion.

Detailed Description

The end of Kaskawulsh Glacier lies at a drainage divide. Before spring 2016, the majority of the glacier's meltwater flowed north by way of the Slims River into Kluane Lake, and from there into the Yukon River and to the Bering Sea. As the 2016 Landsat 8 image shows, the majority of the meltwater now flows toward the east into the Kaskawulsh River, which makes its way to the Alsek River and to the Pacific Ocean.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 60.870673000000 / -138.547356000000

Location Taken: US