The Glacial Lake Outburst Prone Regions of the Himalaya


Glaciers work as a water tower, sustaining the lives of millions downstream. The volumes of these glaciers vary – remaining sensitive to global temperature conditions. The glaciers have embedded within it many lakes which follow a seasonal pattern of freeze and thaw. With continuing warming trends, many glaciers are melting rapidly, giving birth to a large number of glacial lakes. These ‘moraine dammed’ lakes are comparatively feeble and its unexpected outburst is a threat to life, asset and infrastructure, downstream.



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