Swiftcurrent Glacier facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSwiftcurrent Glacier
Swiftcurrent Glacier as seen from Swiftcurrent Pass in 2006
|Location in Montana|
|Location||Glacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, U.S.|
|Area||55.233 acres (223,520 m2)in 2005|
Swiftcurrent Glacier is in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.The glacier is on the east (Glacier County) side of the Continental Divide arête known as the Garden Wall. Swiftcurrent Glacier is one of several glaciers that are being monitored to determine stream flow alterations that occur due to glacial retreat. Compared to other glaciers in Glacier National Park, Swiftcurrent Glacier has experienced relatively slow retreat. As of 2005, the glacier had an area of 55 acres (0.22 km2), a 14 percent reduction since 1966.
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