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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In a report submitted to Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, the ICIMOD- appointed Task Force on geo hazards has also identified the formation of artificial lakes and outlined the status of glacial lakes within the disaster affected areas.
Currently Kyrgyzstan has over 300 glacial lakes with the risk of outburst located nearby the glacier area at 3,600-4,000 meters, said the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan.
Located on Lake Wallenpaupack, the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation plays an important role in the preservation of Lake Lacawac which is one of the southernmost glacial lakes in the hemisphere and has been preserved in pristine condition free from development and encroachment.
The Brajcino-Great Prespa Lake mountain path leads to the Pelister National Park, known for its natural attractions and rarities, such as the Molika pine (Pinus peuce), the numerous endemic animals and plants, and the geomorphologic characteristics, especially the glacial relief in the Alpine zone and the glacial lakes.
Washington, July 23 ( ANI ): Scientists have direct geochemical evidence that the 150-mile Tsangpo Gorge was the medium by which megafloods from glacial lakes drained suddenly and catastrophically through the Himalayas when their ice dams failed at times during the last 2 million years.
Considered one of the best ways to experience the glacial lakes and jagged mountain peaks, this trail will take you through the beauty and diversity of the park, including hovel on the well-known Going to the Sun Rood.
The train meanders up into the mountains past pale blue glacial lakes, Swiss villages and across steep gorges, under the ever-present backdrop of the Alps.
The project should provide greater protection of the different natural resources, geological forms, glacial lakes and mountain springs of Sar Mountain.
He said owing to enhanced global warming, glacier-fed rivers that flow through Pakistan caused landslides, flashfloods and glacial lakes and were not only constant threat to the lives and properties of the people of northern region of Pakistan, but, also threatening the natural habitat of rare animals such as the Markhor, Ibex and snow leopard.
Pakistan possesses a great variety of wetlands distributed almost throughout the country, from the coastal mangroves and mudflats on the Indus Delta to the glacial lakes of the high Himalayas.
The Seven Lakes are one of the most famous natural site in Bulgaria - seven blue glacial lakes situated nearby each other at 2100-2500 m above sea level in the northwestern part of rila.
Two-thirds of the island is Acadia National Park, which has 130 miles of hiking trails and 57 miles of biking roads weaving through spruce forests and glacial lakes.