Lake spillway to stay intact:(geo news)

Lake spillway to stay intact: NDMA HUNZA: The explosives will be used to broaden the spillway to increase the water discharge from Attabad Lake, Geo News reported on Tuesday. However, Chairman NDMA has rejected the reports. According to sources, high officials along with NESPAK engineers and experts will visit the Attabad Lake and spillway to review the situation. The boulders will be removed and width of the spillway will be broadened through blast of explosives. However, no date has been finalized for this, sources added. The experts said small quantity of explosives could not damage the lake but increase the flow of water due to removal of boulders present in the spillway and bring the lake level down. DCO Hunza Zafar Waqar Taj said 4,681 cusecs water outflow has been recorded at Ganesh and the level of lake has been reduced three inches. On the other hand, while talking to Geo News, Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmad has denied the reports of usage of explosive and said there is no such plan under consideration. If needed, the decision will be taken after thorough consultations with experts, he added. Inflow, outflow rise in Hunza Lake; heli service on HUNZA: The inflow and outflow of water in Hunza Lake is continue on surge whereas heli service in upper parts of the upper Hunza is going on today. According to official sources, the inflow of water in the lake has been exceeded from 5,000 cusecs due to melting of glacier. More than 5,000 cusec water discharge has been recorded at spillway. On the other hand, the lake level has been decreased to two inches. The helicopter service for relief work is underway in Galmat, Shishkat and Phasu areas.Also, Gilgit-Hunza section has been opened for traffic from 7:00 am to 4: pm.

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