Accomplishments

Sediment Monitoring Protocols for Churia Originating River Systems

The rivers in Nepal can be broadly classified into three types depending on their sources and discharge. The first type (e.g. Mahakali, Karnali, Gandaki, Koshi etc.) originates in the Himalaya and carries snow-fed flows with significant discharge even in dry season. The second type originates in the Midlands or the Mahabharat Range and is fed by precipitation as well as groundwater regeneration. Babai, West Rapti, Tinau, Bagmati,  Kamala, Kankai etc. fall under this type. Apart from these two types, there are large numbers of non-perennial rivers having many ephemeral tributaries originating from Churia range for example Ratu, Khando, Gagan, Lothar, Lakhandehi, etc. Churia ranges can be classified into three formations: i) Lower, ii) Middle and iii) Upper Churias. The Lower...

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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey for Structural Design of Imja Lake Lowering for Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project

The Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) intendeds to reduce human and material losses from probable GLOF at Imja Lake, Solukhumbu District (5010 m) and 27 settlements in downstream in the valley. Based on the previous studies it is proposed that 3m reduction of water level in Imja Lake will reduce GLOF risk through construction of an open channel. To design such a structure, a detailed survey is required and as a part of the project the task of “Detailed Geophysical-GPR Investigation for Structural Design of Imja Lake Lowering” was awarded to the MEH Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Kathmandu. For the subsurface data collection two geophysical methods were used; i.e. Electric Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and Ground...

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Develop Project-related Baseline Socioeconomic data of the Eight Project Covered VDCs of Terai and Churia Region

Nepal is set in the arc of Himalaya extending from between 26o22’ – 30o27’N in latitude and 80o4’ – 88o12’E in longitude covering a total area of 147,181 sq. km with a roughly rectangular in shape. Average length of the country is 885 km in east west and 192 km in north south direction. Range of altitude varies widely from about 60 m to 8848 m in Mount Everest. The country is bordered by People’s Republic of China in north and India in other three directions. Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal (GoN), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project...

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UNDP Imja Final Report

The Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) intends to reduce human and material losses from a potential Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) from Imja Lake (5010 m) in Solukhumbu District by reducing the GLOF hazard risk in 27 downstream settlements by reducing Imja Lake’s level by more than 3 m through construction of an open channel. As a part of the project the task of “Detailed Bathymetric and Hydrologi-cal/Glaciological Assessment required for Structural Design of lmja Lake Lowering” for input to technical design of the Lake lowering was awarded to the JV of ADMC Engineering (P.) Ltd. & DK Consult (P.) Ltd. The survey phase of the larger project was from 30 September to 31...

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Detailed Geophysical-ERT Investigation for Structural Design of Imja Lake Lowering For Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project

The Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) intendeds to reduce human and material losses from GLOF from Imja Lake (5010 m) in Solukhumbu District by reducing the GLOF hazard risk in 27 settlements in the downstream valley by reducing Lake Level by more than 3 m through construction of an open channel. As a part of the project the task of “Detailed Geophysical-ERT Investigation for Structural Design of lmja Lake Lowering” was awarded to the MEH Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Kathmandu. The project period was from 30 September to 31 December, 2014. The main objectives of the work were (i) to identify at least 3 most suitable open channel alignments, (ii) to prepare longitudinal and transverse...

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Institutional Capacity Needs Assessment

Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRPP), implemented by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has carried out a study on Institutional Capacity Need Assessment of implementing agency , DHM and collaborative partners, Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (DSCWM), Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention (DWIDP) in terms of GLOF and flash flood risk reduction. The primary objective of the CFGORRP is to reduce human and material losses from Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) from Imja Lake in Solukhumbu district and catastrophic flooding events in the Terai and Churia Range. The CFGORRP has therefore two components: Component I and II. The Component I focuses on...

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