GLACIAL LAKE ATLASES

National Remote Sensing Centre, as one of the Central Implementing Agency of National Hydrology Project (NHP) sponsored by Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (DoWR, RD&GR), Govt. of India. As part of this, NRSC carried out inventory & mapping of Glacial Lakes of size ≥0.25ha Himalayan Region of Indian River Basins. Using the above, NRSC brought out Glacial Lakes Atlas of Indus and Ganga river basins. These atlases are useful for identifying the potential critical glacial lakes and consequent GLOF risk assessment. It also assists disaster mitigation planning and related programs for Central and State Disaster Management Authorities.

Glacial Lake Atlas of Indus River Basin was released by Shri. U.P. Singh, Secretary, DoWR,RD&GR, Ministry of Jal Shaktiin the presence of Shri. SantanuChowdhury, Director, NRSC on 02 Dec, 2020 through a video conference event. The Indus basin glacial atlas is first of its kind depicting distribution of 5,335 glacial lakes of size greater than 0.25 ha mapped using high resolution Resourcesat-2 LISS4 MX satellite data of 2016-17covering a geographical area of 3,42,738 sq.km. The atlas presents the spatial distribution of glacial lakes in terms of area, type and elevation and administrative unit wise. View/Download

Glacial Lake Atlas of Ganga River Basin was released by Shri. Pankaj Kumar Secretary, DoWR,RD&GR, Ministry of Jal Shakti in the presence of Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman ISRO/Secretary DOS on 29 Jun, 2021 through a Video Conference event. The Ganga basin glacial atlas depicts distribution of 4,707 glacial lakes of size greater than 0.25 ha mapped using high resolution Resourcesat-2 LISS4 MX satellite data of 2016-17covering a geographical area of 2,47,110 sq.km. The atlas presents the spatial distribution of glacial lakes in terms of area, type and elevation and administrative unit wise. View/Download

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