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Climate change putting southern Alberta’s water supply in jeopardy: scientists

Wildfires dropped ash on glaciers, speeding up melt


March 31, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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Calgary – Southern Alberta’s water supply is at risk as a result of a warming climate, scientists say. Wildfires in Western Canada last year produced ash and carbon which fell onto glaciers, causing them to melt at a faster rate. Glaciers in the Rocky Mountains are melting at a faster rate than those in other parts of Canada, potentially jeopardizing summer water resources. Calgary Journal report | READ MORE