Glacier bursts in Golen valley; warning of more floods

Published on: 08/07/2019 | Comments: 2 comments 

Chitral: The Azghor glacier in Golen valley of Chitral has burst causing flood and damage to property though no loss of lives has been reported. The valley houses the 108 Megawatt powerhouse which remained intact but as precautionary measure the water supply to the reservoir was cut off and the powerhouse is functioning on reserve water stored for the purpose. Glacial burst has happened after four years and sudden and extreme temperatures may be indicative of glacial flash floods in the two months ahead. .. CN report, 08 Jul 2019

Glacial slip causes another lake to form in Hunza

Published on: 25/11/2018 | Comments: No comments 

GILGIT:?Water started flowing in a channel after a lake developed in the Hassanabad area of Hunza in Gilgil-Baltistan on Sunday evening.

The lake had developed in the Hassanabad area of Hunza as a result of a glacial burst in the day.

According to Locals and eye-witnesses, the mud-filled glacier had blocked the water flow, disrupting water supply to a power station in Hassanabad and plunging the whole Hunza into darkness, but now the water has started flowing.

They said that the glacial water was making its way down the stream, risking several areas including Murtazaabad and Aliabad.

Several downstream areas of Hunza River are at risk of possible flood as the water from the lake has started flowing in the areas.

A National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) team reached the location to assess the lake and the possible flooding. The team officials advised remaining alert against the possible flooding as the glacial water was gushing fast.

The officials feared that the flood could wash away several villages and infrastructure in the area.? .. Source