Random Wanderings and Wonderings

Cottonwood Flats ice curtain

By , January 28, 2012

Ice curtain around the Don River

There’s an interesting sight on the Don River north of Pottery Road. Just across the river from Cottonwood Flats, a series of icicles dripping from the hillside create an ice curtain that curves for about 200 metres along the river bank.

Ice curtain around the Don River

Although a few of the individual icicles can be traced to water channels that trickle down from the top of the hill, most seem to sprout from the hillside just a few metres above the river:

Ice curtain detail

Given the extent and uniformity of the ice, my guess is that most of it comes from groundwater seeping into the river at this location.

One Response to “Cottonwood Flats ice curtain”

  1. Vic says:

    Beautiful. Reminds me of the “ice curtains” that come out of the escarpment in Hamilton (and I presume anywhere along the way).

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