Glacier broken due to heavy snowfall in Kedarnath

Glacier broken due to heavy snowfall in Kedarnath
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The glacier has broken due to heavy snowfall in the Himalayan region, three km above Chorabari, the origin of the Mandakini river. Fresh ice had accumulated more on this glacier, due to which it broke. Experts are calling it a powder glacier, although there is no possibility of any damage in the surrounding area. Glacier experts are calling it a common occurrence in the Himalayan region.

At around 6.30 pm on Thursday, a glacier broke in the Himalayan region, about three km above Chorabari Glacier, five km above Kedarnath. This incident was witnessed by many pilgrims present in Kedarnath. GMVN personnel Gopal Singh Rauthan, Pradeep Rawat etc. said that they saw a plume of white smoke for a long time in the said area, which gradually came down and got absorbed in the deep ditch.

Dr. DP Doval, a retired glacier expert from Wadia Institute, described it as a common occurrence in the Himalayan region. He said that the glacier which has broken was very small. The breakup of this glacier may cause partial damage to some part of Chorabari Glacier while it may not cause any damage in other areas. Told that in the Himalayan region, such glaciers are called powder glaciers, in which new snow is more and they keep breaking. The breaking process continues in the Hanging Glacier as well.

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District Magistrate Mayur Dixit said that the government has been informed about the glacier break incident. Also, discussions have been held with senior scientists of Wadia Institute. Soon a team of experts from the government level will visit Chorabari area and take stock of the situation there. Dialogue

Regular monitoring of the area required

There is no danger for the coming 25 to 30 years or so from the Chorabari Tal which caused the Kedarnath disaster of June 2013. Dr. DP Doval, former Senior Glacier Specialist of Wadia Institute and who studied the Kedarnath to Chorabari Tal area after the disaster, says that Kedar Ghati is in U shape ahead of Rambara, which is very long.

When Chorabari Tal was formed, its depth was only eight meters and width was three hundred meters, but in the year 2013, after breaking the glacier, its depth has increased to 25 meters and the estuary completely broke due to which the debris has also flowed. Regular monitoring of this area is very important. Chorabari Glacier is seven km long and the second Companion Glacier is three km long.

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The glacier has broken due to heavy snowfall in the Himalayan region, three km above Chorabari, the origin of the Mandakini river. Fresh ice had accumulated more on this glacier, due to which it broke. Experts are calling it a powder glacier, although there is no possibility of any damage in the surrounding area. Glacier experts are calling it a common occurrence in the Himalayan region.

At around 6.30 pm on Thursday, a glacier broke in the Himalayan region, about three km above Chorabari Glacier, five km above Kedarnath. This incident was witnessed by many pilgrims present in Kedarnath. GMVN personnel Gopal Singh Rauthan, Pradeep Rawat etc. said that they saw a plume of white smoke for a long time in the said area, which gradually came down and got absorbed in the deep ditch.

Dr. DP Doval, a retired glacier expert from Wadia Institute, described it as a common occurrence in the Himalayan region. He said that the glacier which has broken was very small. The breakup of this glacier may cause partial damage to some part of Chorabari Glacier while it may not cause any damage in other areas. Told that in the Himalayan region, such glaciers are called powder glaciers, in which new snow is more and they keep breaking. The breaking process continues in the Hanging Glacier as well.

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