Event description


Ice-dammed Flood Lake flash-floods periodically into the Stikine River, B. C.The estimated volume of Flood Lake was 220 Mio m3 in 1979. On August 19, 1983, 90 % of lake volume was discharged (198 Mio m3). The maximum peak discharge is estimated at 3`000 m3/s.





Data source


Haeberli, W., M�ller, P. (1988): Fluctuations of Glaciers 1980�1985, Vol. V International Association of Hydrological Science.




Flood Lake is of interest because ist associated j�kulhlaups affect human activities in the Stikine River valley.