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Ice Jam

(a ) An accumulation of broken river ice lodged in a narrow or obstructed part of a channel; it frequently produces local floods during a spring breakup. Cf:ice gorge. (b) An accumulation of large fragments of lake ice or sea ice thawed loose from the shore during early spring and subsequently piled up or blown against the shore by the wind, often exerting great pressures. Neuendorf, K.K.E., Mehl, J.P., Jr., and Jackson, J.A., eds., 2005, Glossary of Geology: American Geological Institute, 799 p.

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MP 132 Report
Stevens, D.S.P., and Craw, P.A., 2003, Geologic hazards in and near the northern portion of the Bristol Bay basin: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 132, 11 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/2943
OF 86-334 Report Map
Carter, L.D., Ferrians, O.J., Jr., and Galloway, J.P., 1986, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska coastal plain and foothills of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-334, 9 p., 2 sheets.

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