Dehrahun: Blockade shown in the satellite image released by the National Remote Sensing Centre (NSRC) seems to have been misinterpreted as a moraine lake by the administration of the north Indian state of Uttartakhand. It has now been claimed by a team of geologist that there is no lake on the ground, but moraine debris that came down the glaciers.
The satellite images taken by NSRC earlier this month showed a blockade along the Alaknanda river above the Badrinath shrine. The Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) had issued warning on the formation of a lake near Mana village on the Alaknanda River. Following the alert, the Uttarakhand government asked the experts from Geological Survey of India and Dehradun-based Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology to undertake an aerial survey of the supposed lake. The experts have now claimed that there is no lake on ground, but moraine debris that came down the glaciers. Geologists believe that debris have been wrongly interpreted as moraine lake.
Source: Hill Post