Gilgit, June 5: Yesterday night the water discharge from a lake formed on Hunza River equaled inflow, halting water rise in the upstream villages.
According to informed sources the water level measured in Gulmit at 4 AM, on June 5, had stopped rising further. It is pertinent to note that yesterday the water rise level had decreased to 0.5 inch per hour from the earlier level of 1 inch per hour.
Experts are of the opinion that further erosion of the spillway would gradually result from now on and the outflow would be more than inflow, resulting in bringing down the water level in upstream villages.
Tail of the lake has moved beyond the Passu suspension bridge, nearing Passu settlement. Two households in Hussaini have been declared IDPs but their houses have not been dismantled so far.