The narrow spillway constructed by Frontier Works Organization is giving way to only a small volume of water to pass through, draining the lake at a very slow pace. Experts opine that the limbo is likely to continue for at least seven days. While the amount of water discharging through the spillway has increased to around 250 Cusecs as of 2 O’clock on Monday afternoon, it is not large enough to leave impact on villages in the upstream areas.
Water keeps rising at 1-inch per hour in the upstream areas sinking larger chunks of land, including houses and other critical infrastructure.
6 more houses were dismantled in Goze locality of Gulmit village and others have been asked to leave their houses because of the threat posed to life and property.
Goze has been disconnected from rest of Gulmit, being covered by water from three sides.
The total number of households displaced in Gulmit is likely to increase up to 50 because of the new catastrophic situation.
4 more houses were dismantled in Shishkat, taking the total number of IDP households to around 115.