Hazard Profile and Risk Analysis of Lahaul and Spiti District
The district has unique climatic conditions. Winters are severe with heavy snow fall causing glaciers and avalanches. Summers are mild with rainy season in most of the Lahaul and Udaipur Sub-Divisions of the district. Spiti Sub-Division of the district forms a part of ‘Indian Cold Dessert’ and receives scanty rainfall as it falls in rain shadow zone of Himalayas
The unique Geo Climatic conditions of the district make it vulnerable to various kinds of disasters/hazards which have been compounded by increasing human interventions with the nature.
The lists of disasters, which generally occur in this district and its various areas prone/vulnerable to various kinds of disasters, are as under: