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July 11, 2018
Mozigou Glacier Meltwater Pays High Hydropower Dividend
Mozigou Glacier is a valley glacier in the Gongga Mountains, Sichuan Province, China that drains into the Dadu River. In the first 250 km after leaving the glacier this meltwater travels through seven hydropower projects that have a collective capacity of over 9000 MW. Pan et al (2012) noted that the glaciers of the Gongga Shan have lost 11% of their area since 1966. They further reported a 300 m …