Ice Report No. 3
These reports are originally produced by the Alberta Government’s River Forecast Centre, for the latest please visit rivers.alberta.ca.
December 5, 2017
RADARSAT-2 satellite image located the Peace River ice front in Carcajou at km 662 at 18:24 MST on December 3. In response to the above seasonal temperatures last week, the ice front has slowed its advance, advancing at an average rate of approximately 9 km/day since last Monday. Temperatures this week are expected to rise further, and daily highs in central and western Alberta are forecast to be above freezing. In response to this hot weather, the Peace River ice front is expected to stall, and may even retreat slightly over the coming days. The next available satellite image will be available on December 11th.
Alberta Environment and Parks, and BC Hydro are in contact regarding river ice conditions and operation of the BC Hydro Peace River facilities.
- November 27, 2017
- A Sentinel satellite image confirmed the formation of a more upstream ice front and located the Peace River ice front at km 720.4 at 7:02 MST (59 km downstream of Carcajou)
- December 3, 2017
- A RADARSAT satellite image located the ice front in Carcajou at km 662 at 18:24 MST.
The next observation report is expected to be posted on or before December 12th