glacial lake


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glacial lake

[¦glā·shəl ′lāk]
(geology)
A lake that exists because of the effects of the glacial period.
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PESHAWAR -- With at least 10 people killed over the past week in torrential rains and glacial lake outburst flood, the provincial government has conducted a detailed study on climatic changes in the province and preparing contingency plans to avert human and material losses.
CHITRAL -- The glacial lake outburst flood (Glof), which struck the Golen valley on the evening of July 7, has damaged the headworks of the 108MW Golen hydropower station, leading to its shutdown, thus exposing the technical fault and lack of proper planning by Wapda.
ISLAMABAD -- Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk reduction project in Northern Areas of Pakistan (GLOF-II) will cover 15 districts benefitting around 29 million people in the region with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded US$ 37 million.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Wednesday issued a alert calling moderate occurrence of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) and flash flood due to increasing temperatures in the areas of Chitral Valley.
The Jam Ashpar glacier had exploded on July 7, causing the glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF).
ISLAMABAD -- The recent glacial lake outburst flooding (GLOF) phenomenon occurred in Roghali, Golain valley of Chitral has no access of the community and authorities due to heavy flooding.
A rescue operation in the flood-hit villages of the region continued on Tuesday after a glacial lake burst its banks earlier, toppling electricity poles and inundating roads and farmlands.
Lemthang Tsho glacial Lake outburst flood (GLOF) in Bhutan: cause and impact.
Gilgit -- A delegation comprising of UNDP and government of Pakistan (GoP) officials visited Passu village in Gojal Valley of Hunza to conduct Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk assessment on Friday.
The satellite images received by Pakistan Meteorological Department show the glacial lake at Shisper Glacier to be contracting which had mitigated the disaster risk, an official said.
Ministry of Climate Change fails to scale up GLOF-I due to inter-departmental issuesISLAMABAD:The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has failed to start work on the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) project due to inter-departmental issues as funding for the country's community-based disaster risk management may cease due to these such meagre problems.Sources told that Green Climate Fund (GCF), a global funding organisation, had approved $37 million funding for the GLOF project despite the Indian opposition and a sum of $10 million was released in October last year however, owing to communication issues between the federal departments, the ministry did not start the project.
Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold--were they not a portent of catastrophic floods.