Ice blasting has a number of disadvantages. It is expensive and dangerous requiring highly skilled explosives experts. When blasting is occurring the public must be warned to keep their distance. The blasting has negative environmental consequences. Fish and other river creatures are inevitably killed and the river bottom is scarred.
Application of floodplain stratigraphy to determine the recurrence of ice-jam flooding along the lower peace and Athabasca Rivers, Alberta.(Report)
Mar 22, 2009; Introduction Ice jams are important hydrological events that play a significant role in regulating northern ecosystem processes...