Hunza, May 16: The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) has stopped excavation of a spillway on barrier of the lake formed in Hunza Valley as a result of the Attabad landslide disaster. The risk of spillover or outburst has increased exponentially, as the free board is reduced to 28 ft as a result of surging water level, with increase of the Hunza River inflow to around 2500 Cusecs. Daily average water rise level in the lake according to informed sources is 3 ft.
The FWO has failed to achieve its target of reducing height of the lake barrier by 30 meters. An FWO official told the media a few days back the height of the barrier had been reduced by 24 meters but independent sources claim that only 16 meters of the barrier’s height had been reduced.