View Single Post
Old 03-04-2021, 03:48 PM   #7
montcalm
Mobster
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,476
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zach View Post
ice falls like that as something that occurs across stream and river beds
Those are. Just partially underground. You'll see seeps like that all over the Adirondacks where water drains out from cracks in rocks. The water below probably never freezes, so it trickles out a bit all winter and freezes as it hits the cold air.

I don't know if there are any in the Adirondacks, but you can also have cases of water being "pushed" up from pressure below, so these seeps don't even have to be at the bottom of of a mountain, or low area. In terms of science, we know very little about underground water systems.

This can also happen from surface runoff too but you need a cycle of heating and cooling. It'd be the same as how an icicle forms on the edge of a roof.

Last edited by montcalm; 03-04-2021 at 04:14 PM..
montcalm is offline   Reply With Quote