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April 21, 2013

Nevado Cololo Glacier Retreat, Bolivia

Nevado Cololo is a glaciated mountain area in the Cordillera Apolobamba of northwest Bolivia. Here the focus is on a glacier draining west from the Nevado Cololo into the Rio Suches and then Lake Titicaca. The glaciers of the Apolobamba have lost 48% of their area from 1975-2006 (Hoffmann, 2012). Hoffmann and Weggenmann (2012) have observed both the extensive retreat, new lake formation, and the problem of glacier lake outbursts …