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Hazard Profile

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Last Updated On: 03/06/2016  

Hazard Profile and Risk Analysis of Lahaul and Spiti District

 The district has unique climatic conditions. Winters are severe with heavy snow fall causing glaciers and avalanches. Summers are mild with rainy season in most of the Lahaul and Udaipur Sub-Divisions of the district. Spiti Sub-Division of the district forms a part of ‘Indian Cold Dessert’ and receives scanty rainfall as it falls in rain shadow zone of Himalayas.

            The unique Geo Climatic conditions of the district make it vulnerable to various kinds of disasters/hazards which have been compounded by increasing human interventions with the nature. The lists of disasters, which generally occur in this district and its various areas prone/vulnerable to various kinds of disasters, are as under:

 

Hazard Type

Name of Sub-Division and Hazard Vulnerability

 

Lahaul

Udaipur

Spiti

Earthquakes

High

High

Moderate

Floods

High

High

High

Landslides

High

High

High

Forest Fires

Low

High

Low

Domestic Fires

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Road Accidents

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Avalanches

High

High

Low

Cloud Bursts

High

High

Moderate

Drought

Moderate

High

Moderate

 

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