The Himalayas contain many of the world’s tallest mountains as well as many of the world’s glaciers. The resulting meltwater from these glaciers and snowpack contributes to the water supply for more than one billion people.
5 - 8
Anthropology, Earth Science, Climatology, Geology, Geography, Physical Geography
The Highest Water Tower
Over the course of the year, densely accumulated snowpack on mountains like Mount Everest slowly melts and flows down into rivers and streams, making these natural water towers invaluable sources of freshwater for surrounding regions.
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October 19, 2023
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