Indian Space Research Organisation scientists documented about 4,699 lakes and wetlands in the Himalaya Mountain Range, all at an altitude greater than 3,000 meters above mean sea level, according to a Times of India article.
Scientists performed the study to compile the Atlas of High Altitude Lakes of India.
As part of the research, the scientists found a new highest lake in the Himalayas. The newly discovered lake sits on the India and China border draining into the Indus River.
A total of 1,996 lakes found were small, with areas near 2.25 hectares.
Images were compiled with the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite RESOURCESAT and Geographic Information System maps.