Aug. 31, 2020
World's largest study of glacial lake water volume reveals dramatic growth since 1990
Downstream communities at increased risk of destruction from serious flooding
Research by Dr. Dan Shugar, associate professor, Department of Geoscience, and director of the Environmental Science Program, finds that glacial lake water volumes have increased by 50 per cent in the last 30 years. The big issue, he says, is the increased risk of glacial lake outburst floods to communities downstream of these glacial lakes.
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