Here is a photograph of the Salmon Glacier which is located in the northwest corner of British Columbia. It is the fifth largest glacier in Canada.
It was taken from the Summit Viewpoint looking towards the toe of the glacier. Of interest is the glacial lake at the toe. This lake was formed when the drainage routes were blocked as basins open up between retreating glaciers and the abandoned terminal moraines. These lakes are unstable and are subject to Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs). These occur when the terminal moraines or the ice that is damming the lake at the toe of the glacier fails. GLOFs are occurring at a higher rate in recent decades. The floods can be devastating. Fortunately, in North America, most glacial lakes are located in uninhabited regions high in the mountains. This is not the case in Asia and India.
This photograph was taken in July 1999. My plan is to return to the Salmon Glacier in July 2019.