Ice breakup along the Koksoak River

Ice floats down the Koksoak River near Kuujjuaq on Wednesday during spring breakup. “In the past 20 years that I lived here, I think it’s the earliest and fasted ice breakup I have seen, as the river never really had the chance to freeze completely due to the mild weather we had this past winter,” writes Isabelle Dubois. “Usually, the earliest it would break was around the Victoria Day long weekend, and the latest I’ve seen it was towards the end of June. This year’s breakup was really smooth, without the thundering sound of ice pile ups, which there wasn’t much of.” (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

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  1. Posted by Wassa on

    Nice view, with 30 to 40 % of the original flow now going into the La Grande she’s just not the same. Shorter warmer winters as well are behind the moderated break up, North is experiencing rapid and large changes.

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