Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1401–1412, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1401-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1401–1412, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1401-2015

Research article 13 Mar 2015

Research article | 13 Mar 2015

Assessing downstream flood impacts due to a potential GLOF from Imja Tsho in Nepal

M. A. Somos-Valenzuela et al.

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The potential flooding impacts from Imja glacial lake in Nepal were studied using a two-dimensional debris-flow model to evaluate the effectiveness of proposed measures to reduce possible flooding impacts to downstream communities by lowering the lake level. The results indicate that only a minor benefits is achieved with modest (~3m) lowering and lowering of 20m almost eliminates all flood impact at Dingboche.