Water and Ice

Glaciers and Fjords

Are there still glaciers in the United States?

Yes, small glaciers exist throughout Alaska, within the Cascade Range of Washington state, sporadically across the Rocky Mountains, and also in the Sierra Nevadas of California.

Athabasca Glacier is located in the Canadian Rockies, in Jasper National Park, outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Due to global warming, the glacier recedes at a rate of two to three meters per year (photo by Paul A. Tucci).

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