Gilgit, June 24: Water flow through spillway of the dammed Hunza River has reached approximately 11200 Cusecs. The total discharge measured at Ganish Bridge is around 12000 Cusecsc, including water mixing from torrents and seepages.
FWO continued increasing width of the spillway by using controlled explosions and an excavator.
The huge boulder near mouth of the spillway has been blasted away, according to confirmed reports, while more blasts have also been carried out on the left and right banks of the spillway.
The water inflow has also increased manifolds due to melting of glaciers as temperatures rise in the valley.
9.7 inch water rise has been recorded in upstream villages. 12 new households in Gulmit and Shishkat have been registered as IDPs.
Another bridge on the KKH, located between Chamangul and Laksh – two wards of Gulmit Village, has been caused to submerge.