When temperatures begin to freeze throughout the late fall and winter, the glaciers stop melting, and all the precipitation that falls is tied up as snow or ice. As a result, the amount of water which flows into the rivers is greatly reduced and the river levels drop drastically.
Yesterday, Joan and I decided to take Skye for a walk down on the wide expanse of sand that makes an appearance as the usually, mighty Fraser River level drops. The thin strip of white you see on the right hand side of the photo above is the ice-covered Fraser. During the summer all this sand, is under water.
Below, is a shot taken in the opposite direction, which shows the Highway 16 bridge that crosses the Fraser just east of McBride.
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