Presentation on theme: "1 Lakes of Nepal by Sushil Silwal. 2 Lakes of Nepal Nepal has different types of lakes: Glacial Lakes in Himalayan Region. Tectonic Lakes in Hilly."— Presentation transcript:
1 Lakes of Nepal by Sushil Silwal
2 Lakes of Nepal Nepal has different types of lakes: Glacial Lakes in Himalayan Region. Tectonic Lakes in Hilly Region Ox-bow Lakes in Terai Region Kathmandu Valley was once a lake till 2 million years ago Panchkhal, Banepa, Dang Surkhet Valleys etc, also were lakes in the past. Most of the hilly lakes are diminishing due to the shortage of water resources, avalanches, as well as soil erosion and depositional processes. Lake Tilicho with the area of 4 sq km is the highest located lake or Nepal at an altitude of 4919m. It also can be considered as the highest lake in the world. One of the largest and renowned lakes of Nepal is Rara Daha (Lake), which is located in Mugu district of Mid- Western Development Region of Nepal. It is located at the elevation of 3353m with an area of about 11 sq km. Phoksumdo is another important lake of Nepal located in Dolpa district at an elevation of 3613m above sea level. It has an area of approximately 6 sq km with the length and breadth of 4.8 and 1.2 km respectively. Phewa lake of Pokhara is also one of the important lakes of Nepal located at an elevation of 784m.with area coverage of 4 sq km. It has been said that Phewa Lake loosed its area of about 2.5 sq km due to the depositional processes made by Harpan Khola in the head ward region.
3 Some of the important lakes of Nepal are listed bellow: NamesDistrict Begnas, Rupa, Dipang and MaidiKaski Shyarpu RukumKuvinde Sallyan Gadawa, Kasara, and TamorghailaChitwan SatyawatiPalpa KhaptadDoti BarhakuneDang GhodaghodiKailali Surma SarowarBhajhang JagdulaJumla Dudh KundaSolukhumbu Gosainkunda, Bhairabkunda, Surajkunda & Ganeshkunda Rasuwa TaudahaKathmandu