Mont Blanc glacier flood
The Mont Blanc glacier flood was a damaging flood near Mont Blanc, France, that occurred in 1892. In the disaster, a subterranean glacial lake burst from beneath the Tête Rousse glacier[which?] on the mountain and released 200,000 cubic meters of water, flooding the village of Saint-Gervais-Le Fayet and killing 175 people. The lake did not overflow because of too much accumulated water, but because there water-filled crevasse that shrank when the change to a positive mass balance of the entire glacier occurred beginning in 1878.
- Vincent, C. (2010). "Origin of the Outburst flood from the Glacier de Tete Rousse in 1892" (PDF). Journal of Glaciology.
- *France drains lake under Mont Blanc glacier, BBC News, 25 August 2010.
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