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By Dan Rudy 

Senior student graphs glacier recession for capstone project


April 27, 2017

Submitted Photo

High school senior Reyn Hutten prepares to deliver a presentation on the Shakes Glacier Survey Team's findings at the Northwest Scientific Association annual meeting in Ashland, Oregon on April 1.

Wrapping up the spring Chautauqua season at the Nolan Center this year, a Wrangell school senior presented the findings by her classmates and herself mapping the movements of Shakes Glacier.

Located about 30 miles northeast of Wrangell up the Stikine River, the glacier is an oft-visited site by residents and visitors touring the river system. Its meltoff feeding into Shakes Lake, the glacier is part of the wider Stikine Ice Field, of which LeConte Glacier is included.

Reyn Hutten this year was captain of the high school's Shakes Glacier Survey Team, which for four of the past six years sinc...

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