According to an investigation by the Chengdu Institute of Geography of the Chinese Academy
of Sciences, there were three burst events recorded in mid August 1968, 1969,
and 1970 (LIGG/WECS/NEA 1988). A huge fan-shaped mass of debris was deposited
at the confluence of the lake drainage channel and the main river course. The
estimated sediment deposit is about 4.59 million m3. The distance from the
glacier to the lake is 0.5 km. The flood damaged the highway and concrete
bridges of Desha No.1 in Tibet (PR China). The damage inside Nepal is unknown.
The flood damaged the highway and concrete bridges of Desha No.1 in Tibet (PR China). The damage inside Nepal is unknown.
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Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Affected by Global Warming in the Mountains of
If the glacier advances again, there is the
possibility of another burst, but the intensity may not be as strong as during
the period from 1968�1970.