Water discharge from Hunza Lake reaches around 3600 Cusecs

View of the spillway and water outflow from an elevated part of Attabad. Courtesy: FOCUS Pakistan

PT Report

Gilgit, June 4: The discharge of water from Hunza Lake through spillway and seepages has jumped to around 3600 Cusecs as reported by various monitoring organizations. Water discharge through the spillway has increased to around 3300 Cusecs while the seepages are discharging 350 Cusec water.

Meanwhile the rate of water rise recorded in Gulmit yesterday shows signs of decline. Earlier the water was rising at 1-inch per hour but yesterday the cumulative rise was around 8 inches, according to information shared by reliable sources.

The weather has also turned rainy in Gilgit and Hunza – Nagar, bringing down temperature. Helicopter service also remained suspended for two days.

View of the spillway from Sarat village

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  1. Still em not sure about the overflow of about 3600 cusecs, conflicting measures are repoted on media cant believe but still hope the better…

  2. Can Pamirtimes tell us what is the difference of height between the seepage point appearing in the photo and the lake, so that we can judge how much will be flow in coming two to three days

  3. We the people living in plains, near Lahore are so sad about all this. We are also surprised to know that Atomic Power Pakistan can not clear the passage of water in FIVE months. In picture and videos we can only see on or two mcs working. Why we could not arrange more mcs in-time. Perhaps Disaster Management Authority along with PPP is meant to manage disastour, even if it is not one.

  4. We should not expect from the present government. The spill way would have been cleared in one or two months, if the President Musharaf was in power, he is man of the word and with a clear vision for Pakistan.

    And if the spill way work was given to Chinese, the destruction of upstream and possible to the down-stream villages could have been averted. May God save Gojal.

  5. However difficult it is to understand what is actually going on regarding the inflow/outflow of water (odd units being used, vz acrefoot or cusecs, instead of the more scientific cubic meters/second), the numbers just don’t seem to tally. Of course, the lower rate of depth increase of the lake may partially be due to the ever larger inundated surface, and thus the volume to be filled The actual profile of the spillway was never clearly indicated. Also, the photographs are at least 36 hour old.

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