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47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes tickling in Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali river basins

Of total 3,624 glacial lakes identified by the inventory, 1,410 lakes are equal to or larger than 0.02 sq km which are considered large enough to cause serious damage downstream once they burst.47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes tickling in Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali river basins
With the rising temperature and climate change, high-mountains have witnessed excessive melting of snow, and most of the Himalayan glaciers are rapidly melting and shrinking. Post file photo
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Chandan Kumar Mandal
Published at : September 8, 2020
Updated at : September 8, 2020 07:28
Kathmandu

Chandan Kumar Mandal

Chandan Kumar Mandal is the environment and migration reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering labour migration and governance, as well as climate change, natural disasters, and wildlife.


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