Glacial Lake

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A glacial lake is a body of water that originates from a glacier. It usually forms at the foot of a glacier but can form on, in, or under it. As Earth’s climate warms, the world’s glaciers shrink, increasing the production of fresh water for all kinds of glacial lakes. Some communities rely on glacial meltwater for seasonal irrigation or domestic use, but as the balance shifts toward more melting, this water source may not be reliable in the long term and carries new risks.

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