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  1. My jealousy always pops up when I see
    birds float or fly or just coast.
    If you reply to my reply it would be cool.
    We have been watching little icebergs
    Come down on the Okanogan river for
    years now but cannot find anyone who knows where they originate other than the
    Obvious Canadian glaciers. We can’t figure
    Out how they make it over Enloe falls and
    Survive in tact as big as a duffel bag in the
    the river in Omak, Wash.
    Nice pics of raven floating. Gary


    • Hi,

      I’m glad you love the ravens, too! Now, as for the bergs, I’d love it if you let me know when they’re coming down sometime, and I’ll make a road trip to have a look. One thing is true, though: they don’t come from glaciers. The Okanagan River north of Osoyoos Lake is not going to be creating too much ice, because it’s mainly just a canal. Any shore ice forming north of it would be blocked by the dam at Okanagan Falls. The Similkameen produces lots of ice, and lots of bergs, slabs, ice dams and all kinds of pretty dramatic stuff, often in December or January, even with winter ice dams creating iceberg floods all over the place, but there is, of course, Enloe. Still, the Lower Similkameen Canyon between the Enloe Dam and Oroville is a pretty great place for ice to form, and then be broken free later and washed south. Similarly, Osoyoos Lake has a lot of water that could break up and flow south. More likely are all those lazy oxbows in the river, especially at the Similkameen Confluence and to a lesser degree much of the way down to Riverside, could do it. I think. Certainly, though, you’d enjoy the Similkameen in an ice year! I think the closest glacier to us, though, is in the North Cascades National Park in Washington.


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