GLOF THREAT FROM LUNANA LOOMS LARGE

Business Bhutan - - Nation -

Lunana houses four ma­jor lakes-Thorthomi, Raph­streng, Lug­gye and Bayt­sho.

Thorthomi and Raph­streng are two of the 25 glacial lakes in Bhutan that poses se­ri­ous GLOF risks. Bhutan has close to 3000 glacial lakes al­to­gether.

Thorthormi is not a full lake yet. It is in its form­ing stage. Small ponds of melted glaciers are slowly con­verg­ing into a large lake.

Just be­low Thorthormi, divided by a large moraine wall, lies the Raph­streng Lake.

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