Artificial Glaciers in India Help Drought Villages

Guardian: Villagers of the high desert of Ladakh in India's Jammu and Kashmir states used to harvest bountiful crops of barley, wheat, fruits, and vegetables in summer. An artificial glacier made in the form of an ice stupa in Ladakh in an effort to help with water shortages. But for years the streams have run dry in spring, just when farmers needed water to sow seeds. They had water when it wasn't needed during the rest of the year, such as in winter, when Ladakhis let water gush from taps to prevent pipes......

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