Prior to 1967
Image is of a large wall of ice breaking (calving) from the face of Knik Glacier as the high water level from Lake George erodes the glacier ice dam, ultimately breaking through to release its waters in a flood down the Knik River. This glacial lake outburst flood, or “jokulhlaup”, occurred annually, flooding river-side residents and the early community of Matanuska, until 1967 when the glacier ceased to advance to form the dam.
Knik River Valley, Alaska
Black & white paper print, 3-1/2" x 5"