Researchers have found that retreating glaciers can help fill glacial lakes
so rapidly that their area can grow by 350 per cent in just 15 years; some glacial lakes
in Nepal have grown to almost eight times the size they were during the 1970s.
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It is one of the few unknown frontiers left and we know less about features like sub glacial lakes
than we do about the surface of the Moon.
It was GEN's regular research in the early 1970s that provided Nepal with insight into the state of some of the glacial lakes
in the kingdom's Khumbu Region, home of the world's highest peak Mt.
Rejoining the PCT (10,850 feet), we slogged along the rocky trail, past unnamed glacial lakes
and moraines toward 11,978-foot Glen Pass.
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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.
Meteorologists have been rushed to investigate two glacial lakes
that burst out in Gilgit Baltistan region recently (end May), causing flash floods and disrupting traffic on Karakoram Highway (KKH).
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SIX to seven large glacial lakes
have formed near Neelkanth Lake in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh and are posing a serious threat to the district besides parts of Jammu and Kashmir and areas in Pakistan located on the banks of Chenab river.
When glaciers retreat, glacial lakes
form behind ice dams.