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Climate Change - a daily threat for mountain lives

November 27, 2017
Solukhumbu,Everest Region
The Panoramic view shows the starkness the barren land at the vicinity of Imza Lake lying in Solukhumbu district of Northen Nepal. Imja Lake, one of the biggest and most dangerous glacial lakes in the Himalayan country,located at an altitude of 5010 meters above sea level. Climate change also has its effects in the remote Himalayas region in the form of excessive melting of glacier. It has brought the Imza Lake fed by the melting glacier water to the brink of over-topping and then bursting its banks. The prospect of the villagers living in the downstream area being swept away by the ensuing flood is quite alarming to say the least. Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project at Imja was completed on 2016 A.D under Nepal's Department of Hydrology and Meteorology and Nepal Army and has been funded by United Nations Development Fund.