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September 13, 2011

Glacier Retreat Kali Gandaki Headwaters, Nepal

The headwaters of the Kali Gandaki River is in northern Nepal. The basin is identified as having 1025 glaciers covering 2030 square kilometers by ICIMOD. The largest hydropower project is the 144 MW Kali Gandaki A project. The dam is located in Mirmi and the water is then sent through a 6 km long tunnel to Beltari. The Kali Gandaki River is fed by the summer monsoon rains and glacier …