Flood Lake is a glacier-dammed lake situated in the Stikine River basin of the Coast Mountains, British Columbia. In
August 1979 an outburst flood or j�kulhlaup, occured releasing approximately 150 Mio m3 of
water beneath Flood Glacier. The maximum discharge rate has been
estimated to be as high as 3`000 m3. The 1979 outburst was recorded
at the USGS Stikine River
gauging station near Wrangell,
Alaska, 90 km downstream from the
Clarke, G. K. C., Waldron, D. A. (1984): Simulation of
the August 1979 sudden discharge of glacier-dammed Flood Lake, British Columbia.
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 502 � 504.
Flood Lake is of interest because ist associated j�kulhlaups
affect human activities in the Stikine River