Erosion of Attabad spillway accelerates

Erosion of Attabad spillway accelerates

HUNZA: Increased water flow from Attabad Lake into the spillway has upped the pace of its erosion leading to the weakening of its embankments while heli service has resumed in the area after remaining suspended for three days due to inclement weather.

According to sources, the inflow into Attabad Lake has reached 5,800 cusecs while the outflow through the spillway has exceeded 6,000 cusecs.

Heavy flow of water is steadily widening the passage of spillway by eroding its embankments.

After resumption of heli service, three choppers are engaged in airlifting the people to Shashkat, Gulmit and Phisu. The Gilgit-Hunza section also remained opened till 4:00 PM today for goods transport as well as commuters’ traveling.

Attabad Lake outflow exceeds 6,000 cusecs

HUNZA: Water outflow from Attabad Lake has been reached to 6,100 cusecs due to increase in erosion of spillway.

According to official sources, outflow from lake is 6,100 cusecs whereas inflow is 5,800 cusecs and the spillway is continuously broaden due to erosion.

Meanwhile, heli service remained suspended for third day today due to bad weather. Land sliding in Attababd and adjoining areas continued since five months with interval of time. The Gilgit-Hunza section of Karakoram Highway will remained open for traffic till 4: 00 pm.

Water outflow increases in Attabad Lake

HUNZA: Water outflow from Attabad Lake has been increased due to raise in erosion of spillway.

According to official sources, outflow from lake is 6,100 cusecs whereas inflow is 5,800 cusecs and the spillway is continuously broaden due to erosion.

Meanwhile, heli service remained suspended for third day today due to bad weather. Land sliding in Attababd and adjoining areas continued since five months with interval of time.

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