Whitewater Glacier

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Whitewater Glacier
Whitewater Glacier, October 2015.jpg
Whitewater Glacier on Mount Jefferson, Oregon
Map showing the location of Whitewater Glacier
Map showing the location of Whitewater Glacier
Whitewater Glacier
Location in Oregon
Type Mountain glacier
Location Cascade Range, Jefferson County, Marion County, Oregon, U.S.
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 elevation 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whitewater Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  2. ^ Mount Jefferson, OR (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Keith (2009). "Glaciers of Oregon". Glaciers of the American West. Portland State University. Retrieved 2012-07-29.