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Cordillera Blanca | Laguna 513 and Nevado Hualcán
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Glacial lake at the base of Nevado Hualcán (6165 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 the bedrock dam and evolving to a debris flow and flood that caused some damage in the Quebrada Hualcán all the way down to the town of Carhuaz.

Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (3265 visits)