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October 29, 2015

Zhizhai Glacier Retreat, Lake Expansion, China

Fig. H. Zhizhai Glacier change from 1991 to 2015, red arrow indicates 1991 terminus, yellow arrow 2015 terminus and purple arrow indicates areas of thinning. Green arrow indicates another lake growing with glacier retreat. Located between Longbashaba Glacier and Jimi Glacier, this glacier extends 4.75 km north from the Nepal-China border in the southeast region of the Pumqu River basin.  The moraine dammed glacier lake, Zhuxico Lake, poses some risk …