The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Ice Blocks

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Ice Blocks – heaps of ice in the riverbed during the ice drift. Due to them the water-level rocket, sometimes up to several meters, causes floods. I. B. may cause destruction of hydraulic engineering equipment and of the shores. The biggest I. B. forms in the rivers Severnaya Dvina and Lena. For their destruction the specialists use explosives and other methods.

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