Monitoring of glacial lakes & water bodies in the Himalayan region of Indian river basins for June, 2017

This document presents the details on monitoring of glacial lakes and water bodies in the Indian Himalayan region during the month of June 2017 using satellite remote sensing technique including the data used and methodology followed in this study. Based on the current inventory, 415 glacial lakes & water bodies with a water spread area more than 50 ha are monitored. Apart from this, another 62 glacial lakes & water bodies with water spread area in the range 44 to 50 ha also have been monitored. Accordingly, a total of 477 glacial lakes & water bodies were considered for monitoring during 2017.