The Unusual Nature of Ice Jam Floods

This episode investigates the science and impacts of these unusual floods through interviews near the Pennsylvania-New York-New Jersey tri-state. Guests include Tom Vicchiariello, Director of Emergency Management for Port Jervis, New York; Bill Clark, President of Matamoras-Westfall Historical Society; and George and Betty Reaggs, long-time residents of the area.

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February 28, 2022

GeoTrek Podcasts: The Unusual Nature of Ice Jam Floods

Ice jam floods form when river ice jams along with pinch points and sharp turns in rivers after breaking up during warm or rainy weather. The ice jam acts as a dam, backing water up into riverine communities.

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