Fears of glacial lake outburst floods allayed

SciDev.Net: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has good news for people living in the Nepal Himalayas -- its latest survey shows three lakes formed by melting glaciers are not about to burst as previously feared. In 2009, ICIMOD studied 1,466 glacial lakes in Nepal, in collaboration with the World Bank and non-government organisations (NGOs). Its teams identified six of them as candidates for glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFS). Extensive field studies ......

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