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Major Canadian River Vanished in Four Days due to Global Warming

A major river in Canada vanished last year due to the global warming impact. It was the disappearance of the Slims river, which spanned up to 150 metres at the widest points.

(Pic Source : the globe mail)
(Pic Source : the globe mail)

It is also case of river piracy, in which one river will ran into another river and both will merge.

If we see the history of the Slims river, it has carried melted glacier water for more than 1000 years, from the vast Kaskawulsh glacier, which is in Canada’s Yukon territory into the Kluane river then into the Yukon river towards the Bering sea.

(Pic Source : the globe mail)
(Pic Source : the globe mail)

But in the Spring of 2016, it was intense melting of the glacier, that means the drainage glacier tipped in the favour of the second river and hence disappearance occurred of Slims river.

The drop in the freezing gradient shows lead river tipped into the second river, which is thousand kilometres from the destination, directly into the Gulf of Alaska.

(Pic Source : the globe mail)
(Pic Source : the globe mail)

This also shows the major pattern changes in the demographic of the place and also the incremental retreat of glaciers in the major years. Scientists are saying that this shift is permanent and also the climatic changes has caused the river to thin down dramatically.

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