Lumding Lake

Altitude

Lake type

Dam type

Length

Width

Surface

Depth

Volume

5000 m

Proglacial

Moraine

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Location of the Lumding Lake
Location of the Lumding Lake

Lumding Lake
Lumding Lake

LUMDING LAKE

 

The Lumding Lake (Tsho Og) is a proglacial Lake at almost 5000 m of altitude. It had been catalogues as having a high risk of rupture by ICIMOD in 2012. The GLOF risk is limited because the moraine dam is very wide and rock is present a a low depth.

 

The risk of dam rupture is higher for one of the two smaller lakes above it. A GLOF on this lake would trigger a large wave on the Lumding lake. 

 

A study of the dam to ensure that it is fully impermeable is necessary. The human vulnerability downstream of the lake is very limited.