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May 11, 2014

Gauligletscher Accelerated Retreat, Switzerland

Gauligletscher drains into the Aare River in the Bernese Oberland of Switzlerand. The glacier is in the next valley north or the Oberaar Glacier, that is also retreating and important to hydropower. The Aare River is both has a complex scheme for generating hydropower and a simple system of run of river power stations Alpiq Hydro Aare AG manages the Flumenthal, Ruppoldingen and Gösgen which use the power of the …