Natural Disasters

Glacial lakes in the Himalayas: A ticking time bomb

There are 39 glacial lake and water bodies across India, China and Nepal that have recorded more than 40 per cent increase in the water spread area since 2009. They pose a great threat to nine Indian states and Union Territories and need to be monitored closely

By Rajit Sengupta, Kiran Pandey
Published: Wednesday 04 October 2023

Source: Monitoring of Glacial Lakes & Water Bodies in the Himalayan Region of Indian River Basins for the Year 2020 (June to October), Central Pollution Control Board

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