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Swiftcurrent Glacier
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Swiftcurrent Glacier as seen from Swiftcurrent Pass in 2006
Map showing the location of Swiftcurrent Glacier
Map showing the location of Swiftcurrent Glacier
Swiftcurrent Glacier
Location in Montana
Type Cirque glacier
Location Glacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, U.S.
Coordinates 48°46′07″N 113°44′50″W / 48.76861°N 113.74722°W / 48.76861; -113.74722
Area 55.233 acres (223,520 m2)in 2005
Status Retreating

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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