Definitions for "ICE JAM"
Keywords:  caught, river, ice, obstruction, broken
Formed when winter river ice breaks up in spring and moves downriver but gets stuck at a narrow point on the river or jams against an obstruction, such as a bridge piling. Then the pieces of ice pile up and form a dam, which constricts the flow of water and often causes flooding in low laying areas.
The accumulation of ice at a specific location along a stream channel. Can cause the reduction of stream flow down stream of the obstruction and flooding upstream.
In hydrologic terms, a stationary accumulation that restricts or blocks streamflow.
Keywords:  sediment, suspended
Suspended Sediment