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Forest Eroding at Malaspina Glacier

With the beaches rendered vulnerable to erosion, one fall storm can remove 10 feet of coastal forest.

It appears that this storm was the most erosive in about 5 years. Google images from 5 years earlier show a several meter wide band of trees separates the beach from a river (59.705140, -140.490520) which was intact before the storm, but was breached by the storm.

More on changes in the beach likely relating to changes in sediment supply from Malaspina Glacier: Changes in Fountain Stream

From our Life on Ice expedition, September-November 2011.

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