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#CLIMATE #p2 Chilko Lake

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph of the south end of Chilko Lake in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Seen here are the southern 11 kilometers (6 miles) of the lake. The lake surface lies at 1,175 meters (1,855 feet) elevation, with neighboring mountains reaching so high (more than 2,200 meters) that they support permanent ice fields and glaciers. Occupying a valley carved by glaciers, the remote lake dominates Ts’yl-os Provincial Park (pronounced “sigh-loss”). The lake, 250 kilometers south of Vancouver, is the largest natural high-elevation lake in Canada. The park is administered as the traditional territory of the Xeni Gwet’in people, one of the First Nations of British Columbia. The park is also named Ts’ilɁos in the Athabaskan Chilcotin (Tsilhqot’in) language. Edmond Creek has built a small delta at the head of the l...

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