barrier lake


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barrier lake

[′bar·ē·ər ‚lāk]
(hydrology)
A small body of water that lies in a basin, retained there by a natural dam or barrier.
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It occurred after a barrier lake - or natural dam - formed, pooling water from the heavy rains before collapsing.
The barrier lake burst and flooded people away, Xinhua news agency reported.
On Tuesday, water was discharged from the barrier lake, which formed after a landslide blocked the Jinsha River near the border of Tibet Autonomous Region and Sichuan Province, to lower its dangerously rising water levels.
"By October 20, the river section of the barrier lake has returned to normal.
The redevelopment project includes upgrades to several day-use areas and a group campsite along Highway 40 between Canoe Meadows and Barrier Lake. The plan will continue to develop the Lower Kananaskis River and Barrier Lake area into a world-class water-based recreation destination.
In winter, the huge and grand Winter Fishing Festival on the ice-bound surface of the Jingpo Lake, the world's second largest alpine barrier lake demonstrates the millennia-long fishing and hunting culture, and in combination with traditional Manchu folk experience in such programs as ice cascades and misty pines, ice diving, Shaman village, etc., it highlights the regional characteristics of ice and snow tourism.
The new agreement adds year-round control of reservoir levels at Barrier Lake, Upper Kananaskis Lake, and Lower Kananaskis Lake.
He said that Attaabad Barrier Lake (N-35) had been successfully completed.
In 2010, a large landslide hit the midsection of the Karakoram Highway, which formed a giant barrier lake of about 300 million cubic meters, cutting the road in half as it flooded 20 kilometers of the road.
Earlier, this particular section had been cut off on account of a barrier lake formed at Attabad, which had blocked access since 2010 after landslides.
China Road and Bridge Corporation told Chinese media that realignment project of the Karakorum Highway (KKH) at Attabad Barrier Lake is going to be completed by the end of this month.
China Road and Bridge Corporation told Xinhua that realignment project of the Karakorum Highway (KKH) at Attabad Barrier Lake is going to be completed by the end of this month.