Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

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

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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