Thu. Oct 29th, 2020

Water level increases to 74 feet from river bed in Hunza

The red arrows indicate flow of the water towards the main barrier.

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan

HUNZA, Jan 13: The water level in a dam formed on Hunza River has crossed the first barrier pushing water flow towards the main barrier downstream. This has cut-off the pony track used by people of Gojal to cross the blockade, further disconnecting the valley from central Hunza. Helicopters are the only mean of transport for people of the valley.

According to a geologist working for FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, currently monitoring the lake movement, the water level of the lake from the river bed has risen to 74 ft.

The rate of water level rise, however, has reduced from 0.3 to 0.1 feet per hour. Due to reduced water rise level, there is possibility that water level would rise to Ayeenabad in another 6-7 days, and would impact KKH, cattle sheds and crop fields.

This new development has delayed the threats to Ayeenabad settlement and the water at this rate could reach to the 9 houses in 12-15 days.  The inflow rate of water into the lake from the upstream is 97 cubic feet.

4 thoughts on “Water level increases to 74 feet from river bed in Hunza

  1. NDMA and Government should urgently look into this issue and send experts. NDMA should urgently send experts to Hunza

    There are two issues and both need urgent attention :

    1) Hunza River is blocked due to debris fall of Attaabad landslide and the water level is rising.There could be potential flooding of other villages and God forbid if there is dam burst there could be serious loss of life and property

    2) Because of blockage of Hunza river,downstream,the river is going dry and there could be serious crop loss/damage.

    PLEASE TREAT THIS AS URGENT.

  2. Thank you brother Zulfiqar for keeping us informed.
    NDMA should urgently send experts to study this serious problem.They should use FOCUS data and also collect their own data.
    Geological Survey of Pakistan team of experts should also be sent to Hunza to study the problem and give urgent solution.

    This is a very big problem and NGO like FOCUS cannot solve it.

  3. ITS MY GUESS LIKE JANUARY,
    THE FEBRUARY/ MARCH ALSO PASSED. NO BODY CAN DO.
    JUST PASSING TIME

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