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Himalaya Glacier Collapse Impacts Downstream Delhi's Water Supply

DELHI

Fallout from a devastating flash flood in Uttarakhand hit Delhi more than 500 kilometres downstream on Monday, when water supplies were cut to tens of thousands of residents. Authorities blamed the high quantities of mud and debris from the February 7 deluge, which left more than 50 dead and 150 missing, for the shortages. The Rishiganga valley in Uttarakhand is 530 kilometres upstream to the northeast of Delhi but its water is a key supplier for the capital. Authorities would not say how long taps would be shut down.

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