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Mountain Pakistan walls off glacial lake flash floods

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BAGROT VALLEY: Nestled at the foot of five snow-capped mountain peaks in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan province, the villages of the Bagrot valley face fearsome flooding risks. As glaciers retreat, they leave behind lakes supported by ice dams or accumulations of rock and soil. Inherently unstable, these dams often burst, sending huge volumes of water rushing […]

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