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July 28, 2012

Lumding Glacier Retreat and Lumding Tsho expansion, Nepal

Lumding Glacier, Nepal terminates in Lumding Tsho, a proglacial lake, in Dudh Khosi Valley in the Mount Everest region of Nepal. This lake poses a hazard for a glacier lake outburst flood n the Dudh Khosi valley. The lake expansion results from retreat of the Lumding Glacier.Bajracharya et al (2008) in a International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) study examined the changes in Lumding Tsho from 1962-2000 and found …