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Cordillera Blanca | Laguna 513 and Nevado Hualcán
WI_pe038_403.jpg Cordillera Blanca  |  Nevado Hualcán Thumbnails Quebrada Ishinca with Tocllaraju

Glacial lake at the base of Nevado Hualcán (6122 m, in the background). 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.

Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Martin Mergili (361 visits)
South America / Peru