Gojal: Locals demand thorough assessment of glaciers for identifying GLOF threats

Gojal: Locals demand thorough assessment of glaciers for identifying GLOF threats

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The residents of Gulmit village of Gojal Valley, Hunza, have urged the government and other relevant organizations to study the risks of GLOFs in the area to help them stay prepared in case of any eventuality. According to some locals, seepages from a glacier have been observed in a pasture area, which has caused the fresh concerns. The chances of more avalanches in the near future in Žrav and Ẓ̌ʉyhel areas located above the Gulmit village have also increases, said local sources.

Photographs by Nazar Karim

Also read: Mandatory GLOF Risk Assessment of Gulmit Glaciers 

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (1)

Avalanches have hit the pasture

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (2)

New lakes are forming on the glaciers

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (3)

Another view of the avalanche

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (4)

Channel carrying water to the village from the glacier

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (5)

Avalanche debris

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (6)

Supraglacial lakes

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (7)

Pond formed reportedly due to seepage

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (8)

Massive avalanche debris can be seen

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (9)

A local person maneuvering through the snow

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (10)

Another supraglacial lakes

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (13)

Avalanche has damaged a water supply line

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (15)

Avalanche debris

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (12)

Destruction of forests caused by avalanche

Gulmit Gojal Hunza (14)

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