Two of them, actually.
Another Alaska Glacier Advancing
“This can be seen at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau,” says reader R. Shearing. “Last year, the leading edge contracted 450 feet. This year the leading edge is growing by 1.5 – 2 feet per day. Won’t take long to overtake last year’s decline.”
I asked Mr. Shearing how he knew that the Mendenhall was advancing, and he answered, “I was at the Mendenhall Visitor Center in June of this year and that is information they have in a canned presentation.”
Mendenhall Glacier is located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital city.
South of Juneau lies the Taku Glacier, which is also advancing, and which I have also visited.
Taku Glacier is monitored by the Juneau Icefield Research Program, which has documented its rate of advance since 1988 at 56 feet (17 meters) per year. If the advance continues it will block the Taku River.
(See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taku_Glacier )
Thanks to R. Shearing for this info
“One of the important take aways is that the glaciers reached a peak in the 1700s and have been retreating long before the industrial revolution,” says Shearing. “This is posted online here.”