VIEW PHOTOS: Bursting ice dam in Alaska highlights risks of glacial flooding around the globe

Raging waters that ate away at riverbanks, destroyed at least two buildings and damaged others had receded in Alaska's capital city after an outburst of weekend flooding from a glacial lake. (Photo | AP)
Raging waters that ate away at riverbanks, destroyed at least two buildings and damaged others had receded in Alaska's capital city after an outburst of weekend flooding from a glacial lake. (Photo | AP)
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Levels along the Mendenhall River had begun falling by Sunday and returned to normal levels Monday but the city said river banks remained unstable. (Photo | AP)
Levels along the Mendenhall River had begun falling by Sunday and returned to normal levels Monday but the city said river banks remained unstable. (Photo | AP)
A group of people take in the views of the Mendenhall Glacier on June 8, 2023, in Juneau, Alaska. The glacier in the summer is accessible by kayak or canoe, by foot on a challenging trail or by helicopter. (Photo | AP)
A group of people take in the views of the Mendenhall Glacier on June 8, 2023, in Juneau, Alaska. The glacier in the summer is accessible by kayak or canoe, by foot on a challenging trail or by helicopter. (Photo | AP)
People pause on a bridge over the swollen Mendenhall River in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo | AP)
People pause on a bridge over the swollen Mendenhall River in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo | AP)
A man use a kayak to reach homes cut off by flooding caused by a release of water from a glacial lake in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo | AP)
A man use a kayak to reach homes cut off by flooding caused by a release of water from a glacial lake in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo | AP)
An iceberg floats in front of the Mendenhall Glacier on June 8, 2023, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo | AP)
An iceberg floats in front of the Mendenhall Glacier on June 8, 2023, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo | AP)
As the Mendenhall Glacier continues to recede, tourists are flooding into Juneau. A record number of cruise ship passengers are expected this year in the city of about 30,000 people. (Photo | AP)
As the Mendenhall Glacier continues to recede, tourists are flooding into Juneau. A record number of cruise ship passengers are expected this year in the city of about 30,000 people. (Photo | AP)
A cruise ship departs from downtown Juneau, on June 7, 2023, along the Gastineau Channel, in Alaska. (Photo | AP)
A cruise ship departs from downtown Juneau, on June 7, 2023, along the Gastineau Channel, in Alaska. (Photo | AP)

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