Whitewater Glacier

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Whitewater Glacier
Map showing the location of Whitewater Glacier
Map showing the location of Whitewater Glacier
Whitewater Glacier
Cascade Range, Jefferson County, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 44°40′53″N 121°47′27″W / 44.68139°N 121.79083°W / 44.68139; -121.79083Coordinates: 44°40′53″N 121°47′27″W / 44.68139°N 121.79083°W / 44.68139; -121.79083[1]
Length .6 mi (0.97 km)
Terminus Moraines/Talus
Status Retreating

Whitewater Glacier is in the U.S. state of Oregon. The glacier is situated in the Cascade Range on the east and northeast slopes of Mount Jefferson. Starting near the summit at an altitude over 10,000 ft (3,000 m), the glacier extends down to 7,500 ft (2,300 m).[2] From north to south, the glacier is nearly 2 mi (3.2 km) wide.[3]

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  1. ^ "Whitewater Glacier". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  2. ^ TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Mount Jefferson, OR (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=44.68129&lon=-121.79080&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  3. ^ Jackson, Keith (2009). "Glaciers of Oregon". Glaciers of the American West. Portland State University. Retrieved 2012-07-29.