[News] water was expected to reach the spillway by May 28 in Attabad Lake Hunza-NDMA
May 27, 2010 1 Comment
ISLAMABAD, May 26 (APP):Chairman NDMA General (Retd) Nadeem said the lake was rising by 3.1 feet a day and said in case of heavy rains or glacier bursts the process could speed up. He said with regular flow water was expected to reach the spillway by May 28.
He said red flags have been erected all along the route, the water can take if the lake bursts and people have been moved to safer places.
He said the artificial lake has 0.13 Million Acre Feet of water, while the capacity of Tabella dam was around 6 MAF and could easily accommodate this water.
He said the landslide at Atta Abad covers an area of around 2 km and it was not possible to blast it away as it could have triggered more landslides in an area which is highly unstable. He said experts of World Bank and Britain termed the measures taken as the best possible under the prevailing circumstances.