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The proglacial lake of Sulzenauferner in a tributary of the upper Stubai Valley appeared in 2003. Partial drainage on 12 August 2017 devastated the power plant and water supply system of the nearby mountain hut. The outlet of the lake was permanently lowered through erosion, so that an assemblage of dead ice, glacio-fluvial deposits and lake sediments has been exposed. The lake itself is still connected to a regenerating glacier in 2019.

Friday 16 August 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Austria (3444 visits)