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Water Potential in Indian Himalayan region

 
Lakes  Peaks  Glacial-fed river systems
 

Major Lakes in IHR

 

          High altitude lakes Altitude (m amsl) State
          Suraj tal 4950 Himachal Pradesh.
          Tso Moriri 4524 Jammu & Kashmir
          Pangong Tso 4350 Jammu & Kashmir
          Hemkund Sahib 4329 Uttarakhand
          Vasukital 4300 Uttarakhand
          Chandra tal 4300 Himachal Pradesh.
          Daityatal 4275 Uttarakhand
          Dasir lake 4270 Himachal Pradesh.
          Manimahesh 4080 Himachal Pradesh.
          Gandhi Sarovar 3970 Uttarakhand
          Nako lake 3662 Himachal Pradesh.
          Tsomgo (Changu) 3658 Sikkim
          Tulian lake 3353 Jammu & Kashmir
          Deoria tal 3255 Uttarakhand

Sources: Jagran Varshiki, 1999
Official website of the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Government of Himachal Pradesh
(www.himachaltourism.nic.in)
 

 Major peaks Indian Himalayan region (IHR)

Mountain Peaks Height (m asl) Location
Kangchendzonga 8586 Sikkim
Nanda Devi 7824 Uttarakhand
Masherbrum 7821 Kashmir
Kamet 7756 Uttarakhand
Sasher Kangri 7672 J&K
Baltoro Kangri 7312 Kashmir
Mana 7273 Uttarakhand
Trishul  7138 Uttarakhand
Chukhamba (Badrinath Shikhar) 7135 Uttarakhand
Nun Kun 7128 J&K
Phaunari 7120 Uttarakhand
Trishuli 7074 Uttarakhand
Dunagiri 7066 Uttarakhand
Sources: Jagran Varshiki, 1999
Official website of the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Government of Himachal Pradesh
(www.himachaltourism.nic.in)
 

 Principal glacial-fed river systems of the Himalaya

River Glacier Area (km2) Mountain Area (km2)
Indus 7890 268842
Jhelum 170 33670
Chenab 2944 27195
Ravi 206 8092
Sutlej 1295 47915
Beas 638 12504
Jamuna 125 11655
Ganga  2312 23051
Kali 997 16317
Karnali 1543 53354
Gandak 1845 37814
Kosi 1281 61901
Tista 495 12432
Raikad 195 26418
Manas 528 31080
Subansiri 725 81130
Brahmaputra 108 256928
Dibang 90 12950
Lohit 425 20720
Source: Hasnain, 1999]
Source: Glacier Atlas of India, 2008 (www.himachaltourism.nic.in)