Sunday, July 22, 2012

Koshi Driftwood

Koshi and its tributaries drains about 29,000 square km in China and 31,000 square km in Nepal before heading into India to join the Ganga. Within its basin are six 8,000 metres mountains including Sagarmatha, the world's highest peak.

Along with massive quantities of silt (It has one of the highest silt loads in the world) it carries lots of driftwood. Despite the raging monsoon waters these people precariously fish for the valuable wood using long spears. One slip and it is curtains.

Image: Koshi River at Koshi Barrage, Nepal. July 2012

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