Amazing video of ice jam break up on Saskatchewan River

Watch from a helicopter as a massive ice jam on the Saskatchewan River breaks apart.
A rare sight, caught on video, of a large mass of ice breaking up. (Government of Saskatchewan)

Officials with Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency captured some amazing video as they were surveying, from a helicopter, an ice-jam on the Saskatchewan River.

The video, published to YouTube, is from Wednesday.

It shows a large mass of ice, with rubble breaking apart at the front, driven by a sudden increase in flow.

Click on the player below to see the video.