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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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.
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.
The new agreement provides the same use of Ghost Reservoir, plus year-round control of reservoir levels at Barrier Lake, Upper Kananaskis Lake, and Lower Kananaskis Lake.
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.
On Tuesday, workers began to remove a dangerous barrier lake formed after a landslide and continuous rainfall, which threatens residents downstream in seven townships in Hanyuan County in Sichuan.
Realignment of 24 km Karakoram Highway at Barrier Lake, Attabad, Gilgit Baltistan would get Rs 26.
Troops worked Monday carrying out a series of blasts to drain a barrier lake caused by debris in the local Bailong River that could potentially lead to another tragedy.
There had been fears that a barrier lake created by the rubble could bring further chaos if it were to burst, but Zhang Guoxin, vice-director of the Gansu land resources department, said late Thursday it had been drained.