Salmon Glacier

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View of the Salmon Glacier from the viewpoint.

The Salmon Glacier is a glacier located ~25 km (16 mi) north of Stewart, British Columbia, and Hyder, Alaska, just on the Canadian side of the border. The glacier, one of hundreds in the Boundary Ranges, is notable for its major potential as a natural hazard. Summit Lake is located at the northern end of the glacier and every year around mid-July the lake breaks an ice-dam and then flows under the Salmon Glacier into the Salmon River. This causes the river to rise approximately 4–5 ft (1.2–1.5 m) for several days.[citation needed]

The glacier can be accessed by road from Hyder, Alaska, from early July to late September.

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External links[edit]

  • "Salmon Glacier". BC Geographical Names.
  • Google Map photo of the Salmon Glacier

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Coordinates: 56°07′N 130°04′W / 56.117°N 130.067°W / 56.117; -130.067