The Kaskawulsh River and Slims River in the Canadian Yukon • Earth.com

Last update: June 18th, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Kaskawulsh River and Slims River in the Canadian Yukon.

This photo was taken by the Operational Langer Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite.

During the spring and summer of 2016, the Kaskawulsh River took over the Slims River and hijacked its water supply. The act of “river piracy” has significantly reshaped the area’s water flow.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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