The source of the flood

The floods have been caused by the outburst of a glacial lake, a so called GLOF, in the mountains above Halji village. In the past, there were no such floods, but the recent years’ global warming has resulted in rapid meltdown of the glacier. In 2013, the main source of the flood was identified by a group of researchers as a supra-glacial lake, located at an altitude of approximately 5300 metres. According to the researchers, the lake drains through a series of en-glacial channels.

The glacier above Halji.

Two of the lakes in front of the glacier.

The flood has carved a deep scar in the terrain all the way down to the village.

The source of the flood is a glacial lake located at an altitude of 5300 metres in the mountains above Halji.

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