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Herbert Lake

Location: Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, AB, Canada, UTM: 11U 554031 E / 5701248 N

Vital Statistics: Elevation: 1610 Metres (5,281 Feet)  

Formation Mechanism:  

Topographic Map: 82n08 Lake Louise

Description: Occasionally, as glaciers moved through the many mountain valleys, immense blocks of ice would become buried under many tonnes of glacial debris. As the ice slowly melted, the gravels overlying the ice would collapse into the meltwater and eventually settle to the bottom. If the area lacked a natural drainage, the meltwater might form a round lake. These are referred to as glacial kettles, and Herbert Lake is a fine example.

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