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GLACIER "ROCHERFORT"
Risk type: glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)

Glacier list | Statistics
 

Type:  Cirque glacier
Country:  Italy
Region:  Aosta Valley
Massif/Ice Cap:  Monte Bianco
Municipality:  Courmayeur
Municipality code:  
Location:  
 
Latitude (, cent):  45.87 N
Longitude (, cent):  6.96 E
Surface (km2):  1.081
Lenght (km):  1.2
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  2530
Max. altitude (m):  3800
Orientation ()  180
Slope ()  28

EVENT:  Date  12/7/1991 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  Emptying of an internal water pocket (extimated volume over 100.000 m3); the water flow covered over 3 km of distance in three minutes.
Effects:  Road and bridge damaged.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  Roads Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

CNR-IRPI, 1991 - La colata di detriti del 12/07/1991 lungo l'asta del torrente di Rochefort. Rapporto Interno Inedito.