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11:29 Mar 23 2010

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Space bird's eye view of Tibetan alluvial plain
11:28, March 23, 2010  

Photo shows the bird's eye view of Tibetan alluvial plain taken in the space in 2006. (China Tibet Information Center Photo)

How can the lakes exist on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau? A special alluvial plain has formed forced by the glacial melting water from the snow-capped mountains. Year by year, with the area of alluvial plain enlarging, the lakes form by blocking the river.

Source: China Tibet Information Center

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