Water level dropping in dammed Hunza River, boats unable to travel smoothly

Water level dropping in dammed Hunza River, boats unable to travel smoothly

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A boat can be seen in middle of the lake where sand patches have emerged. Photo: Zaheer Bari

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Gulmit, September 20:  The water level in the dammed Hunza River is dropping fast due to decrease in temperature in the high altitude region. Sand patches have emerged in middle of the dammed river, making movement difficult for boats.

The number of incidents related to boats getting stuck in the sad has increased sharply during the last week. The incidents are posing threats for life and property of the commuters, operators and traders, while causing stress and anxiety.

The water level has dropped considerably. Photo: ZB

A local person told Pamir Times that boat operators have started showing diffidence in movement beyond Gulmit. Due to absence of road between Gulmit and Hussani this could mean more trouble for the commuters coming from upper reaches of the Gojal Valley.

People belonging to the upper areas of Gojal Valley are facing difficulties. Photo: Zaheer Bari

The local people have demanded of the government to construct the truckable road between Gulmit and Hussani to facilitate the commuters and traders.

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