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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As glaciers melt, they form glacial lakes which - despite their peaceful appearance - harbor numerous risks.
He said Wapda did not carry out study of the physical features of the valley which had large volumes of glacier in its highland with eight glacial lakes which had been declared sensitive by the environmentalists long ago.
The flash flood was caused by a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) - caused by an overflow of water from glacial lakes owing to faster melting of glaciers.
Altitudinal dynamics of glacial lakes under changing climate in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalaya ranges.
It is pertinent to mention here that Glaciers inPakistan's northern mountain ranges (the Hindu Kush, Himalayas andKarakorum) are melting rapidly due to rising temperatures, and a total of 3,044 glacial lakes have developed in GB and KP.
Experts told the government that the gigantic glacial lakes were effectively a ticking time bomb.
Due to rising temperature, glacial lakes in the country's northern mountain ranges: the Hindu Kush, Himalayas and Karakorum: are melting rapidly, putting at stake lives of about 7.1 million people in the region.
Due to rising temperatures, glaciers in Pakistan's northern mountain ranges are melting rapidly and total of 3.044 glacial lakes have developed in GB and KP.
Remote High Country Markhor and IBEX Stations, glacial valleys, and landforms Beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, Saiful Malook, Ansoo Lake Ata Abad Lake, Sadpara Lake , Shangrilla Lake golden tussock lands, and the braided river systems of the Indus basin, he added.
There has been a rise in number of glacial lakes - lakes with origins in melted glaciers - being formed in Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other areas, the spokesperson said.
KARACHI -- Surging temperatures in Pakistan's northern areas are causing formation of increased glacial lakes in the glacial areas in Gilgit-Baltistan region and Chitral district, which are aggravating socio-economic and environmental woes of the mountainous communities.
ISLAMABAD: Rising temperatures in Pakistan's northern areas are leading to formation of glacial lakes in the glacial areas, which are exacerbating socioeconomic and environmental risks in the mountainous areas.