Geography of India

Cloudburst in Uttarakhand | Causes and Management

Uttarakhand the abode of gods with its magnificent snow-covered peaks, pristine forests and awe-inspiring rivers is a sacred place in Indian culture. Million of pilgrims and tourists visit the state of Uttarakhand every year, especially during the summer season. Despite all these attractions, the state of Uttarakhand has a highly vulnerable ecosphere. There are sudden …

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What is Cloudburst ?

Cloudburst is a sudden rainfall which can be quite unexpected, very abrupt, characterized by flash floods. In other words, cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation, sometimes with hail and thunder which normally lasts no longer than a few minutes but is capable of creating havoc condition of a flood, landslides, avalanches, mudflow, earth-flow, rock-fall, …

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