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Disasters in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region: A Case Study of Tsatichhu Lake in Bhutan

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The Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH) is one of the youngest mountain regions and is tectonically very active; making them vulnerable to hazards that often has disastrous consequences. Intense seasonal precipitation, in the central and eastern Himalayas particularly during the monsoon months (June-September) and in the western Himalayas and the Hindu Kush during winter, triggers various types of natural hazards in different elevation zones. Snow avalanches and glacial lake outburst floods predominate at very high elevations (>3500 metres), while landslides, debris flows, and flash floods are common in the middle mountains (500-3500 m).

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  • Debris Flow
  • Early Warning System
  • Flash Flood
  • Snow Avalanche
  • China Meteorological Administration

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Shrestha, M.S., Chhophel, K. (2010). Disasters in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region: A Case Study of Tsatichhu Lake in Bhutan. In: Integrated Watershed Management. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3769-5_18

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