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June 3, 2013

Zayul Chu Headwaters Glacier Retreat, Tibet, China

The headwaters of the Zayul Chu River is a series of glaciers. This river becomes the Lohit River as it enters India. The impact of glaciers is visible just from the color of the water, the greenish tone being generated from glacier flour. The Lohit River is also the focus on a hydropower development plan that proposes six dams that would generate 7450 MW. Glaciers at the Headwater of Zayul …