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Cordillera Blanca | Laguna 513
WI_pe038_402.jpg Quebrada Hualcán  |  GLOF depositThumbnailsCordillera Blanca  |  Laguna 513 and Nevado Hualcán

Glacial lake at the base of Nevado Hualcán (hidden in the clouds). The level of this lake was lowered through a system of tunnels in order to reduce the outburst hazard. Nevertheless, in 2010 an ice avalanche led to an impact wave, overtopping of the bedrock dam and a debris flow and flood causing some damage in the Quebrada Hualcán all the way down to the town of Carhuaz.

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Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (750 visits)