Landfast ice in the Beaufort Delta is melting faster than any time in recorded history.

That’s the conclusion of measurements taken over the year and compared to last year.

‘Landfast ice’ is the term used for ice that freezes to the shoreline over the winter. It is often the only line of defence between the shoreline and the pounding waves of the ocean.

Subscribers can read about the findings and the consequences of them in our Jan. 15 edition of the Inuvik Drum.

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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