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28 February 2020

The climate and Flood Risk Potential in Gilgit Baltistan

Changes in the climate have had, or may have had, an influence on the magnitude and frequency of flooding in rivers in northern Pakistan. With respect to snow and glacier melt, the magnitude of temperature-changes during the spring and summer are insufficient to have caused a major change in the flood-potential of catchments. However, changes in inter temperatures are sufficient to have influenced the amount and altitudinal distribution of snow avail able for melt in the subsequent season and this may influence the magnitude of the Summer peak.