Ice Report No. 5
These reports are originally produced by the Alberta Government’s River Forecast Centre, for the latest please visit rivers.alberta.ca.
December 19, 2017
A ground observation confirmed that the Peace River ice front retreated back past Tomkins Landing (km 694) overnight on Sunday December 17. For the past week, temperatures along the Peace River have continued to be much above seasonal. Since December 9, the ice front has retreated at least 56 km. Temperatures are finally falling in the forecast for the Peace region this week. They are still expected to be slightly above seasonal, but the consistent negative temperatures will restart the ice production on the river. In the next few days, the Peace River ice front is expected to begin advancing upstream again.
Alberta Environment and Parks, and BC Hydro are in contact regarding river ice conditions and operation of the BC Hydro Peace River facilities.
- December 13, 2017
A RADARSAT-2 satellite image located the Peace River ice front near Carcajou at km 664.5 at 18:32 MST.
- December 15, 2017
A MODIS satellite image located the Peace River ice front near Carcajou at km 666 at approximately 12:00 MST.
- December 16, 2017
A MODIS satellite image located the Peace River ice front at km 686 at approximately 12:00 MST (21 km downstream of Carcajou).
- December 17, 2017
A MODIS satellite image located the Peace River ice front at km 691 at approximately 12:00 MST (26 km downstream of Carcajou).
- December 18, 2017
Ground observers confirmed that the ice front had retreated past Tomkins Landing (km
694) sometime overnight on December 17.
The next observation report is expected to be posted on or before December 27.