Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Brief communication
08 Feb 2017
Brief communication |  | 08 Feb 2017

Brief communication: Observations of a glacier outburst flood from Lhotse Glacier, Everest area, Nepal

David R. Rounce, Alton C. Byers, Elizabeth A. Byers, and Daene C. McKinney


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Short summary
On 12 June 2016, the authors witnessed a glacier outburst flood with origins from Lhotse Glacier, located in the Everest region of Nepal. Observations regarding the size of the flood and a reconstruction of its path immediately following the event were performed. Most of the flood water was stored in the glacier's subsurface and likely released by dam failure. A similar flood from Lhotse Glacier was also reported by local community members on 25 May 2015.