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December 28, 2013

Burphu Glacier Retreat, Uttar Pradesh, India

Burphu Glacier is in Uttar Pradesh, India draining into the Goriganga River. The Burphu Gad stream enters the Goriganga a short distance upstream of the proposed hydropower project at Bogudiyar. This project is slated at 370 MW, and will have only a minor dam to divert the water from the river for a short distance before running through turbines and returning to the river. The map of the area is …


October 27, 2011

Milam Glacier Retreat, India

Milam Glacier flows south from the summit of Trisul in the Indian Himalaya. The glacier is fed by a number of tributaries flowing off the north ridge of Nanda Devi as well. A recent paper by Raj (2011) documents the retreat of this glacier from 1954-2006. In the October 16, 2011 satellite image below, the snowline is at 5100 meters (black arrows) and the terminus at 3600 meters (red arrow). …