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White River Glacier

White River Glacier is a long, narrow glacier on the southwest side of Mt. Hood that feeds White River. The glacier flows in a deep canyon just to the east of the debris flows from the last major eruption of Mt. Hood ~1500 years ago; this canyon traps windblown snow, allowing the glacier to persist despite disappearance of the adjacent Palmer Glacier and near stagnation of Zigzag Glacier.


Latitude: 45.353

Longitude: -121.697

Aspect: 157.2

Head (m asl) 1950s: 3110

Terminus (m asl) 1950s: 1880

Area (km^2) 1950s: 1.218

Head (m asl) 2020s: 2880

Terminus (m asl) 2020s: 2240

Area (km^2) 2020s: 0.271

Status: active

Last observation: 2021

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