The article posted a week ago, focused on failing risk perception of the people of the region – various factors were put forth therein as inducing these people to knowingly take risk. But then, these people routinely struggle to make the ends meet, and are for that matter left with little options to choose from. […]
Peculiarities of Dhauliganga flood of February 7, 2021 aroused interest of scientific community and much has been written so far on the causes, losses and response. It is however the turn of the DRR managers to act and put in place appropriate techno-legal regime to make the region safe from disasters in future.
2021 – Lake in the Rishiganga valley Winter season flash flood in Rishiganga–Dhauliganga valley of Uttarakhand Himalaya on February 7, 2021 caused major devastation, particularly around the hydropower projects at Rini and Tapoban in Chamoli district. Geomorphic changes brought forth by the flash flood created a lake on Rishiganga river that has been the focus of post-disaster […]
Flood requires huge amount of water within a short time span. The flash flood of February 7, 2021 in Dhauliganga valley of Uttarakhand Himalaya that killed 204 persons, and devastated two hydropower projects of 13.2, and 520 MW capacity however took place during the winter season when the discharge of glacier fed Himalayan rivers is minimum. […]
Winter season flood in not a common occurrence in Himalaya. During the winter season higher reaches of Himalaya are under thick cover of snow, and melting of glaciers is insignificant. Winter season is thus a lean flow period for Himalayan rivers. No one was thus had scant idea of this winter season flood in Himalaya. […]