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The lake above the Rishiganga is 750 meters long and 8 meters deep.
The Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is still clouded by crisis. Here the Indian Navy, Air Force and Expert team inspected the artificial lake formed by the breaking of the glacier above the sage Ganga. Divers have measured the depth of the lake. Through this data, scientists will know how much pressure is being put on the soil wall of the dam. This lake is estimated to have about 480 million liters of water.
A team of experts has been deployed to monitor the entire movement in this lake. Apart from this, sensors have also been installed in the Rishiganga River, which will raise alarm as soon as the water level of the river rises. SDRF has also installed a device for communication here.
The lake is 750 meters long and 8 meters deep
According to experts, this lake is about 750 meters long and is narrowing further. Its depth is eight meters. According to this, the lake is estimated to have about 48 thousand cubic meters, or about 480 million liters of water. Divers of the navy measured the depth of the lake with an echo sounder in hand. If this lake breaks, it can cause a lot of damage.
According to experts, this lake is like the Chaurabadi of Kedarnath. In 2013, the disaster occurred due to the breaking of a 250-long, 150-meter-wide and about 20-meter-deep lake in the upper part of Kedarnath. About 17 thousand liters of water came out from this lake every second.
Expert team arrived with Navy-Airforce
The team of scientists inspecting the artificial lake is led by MPS Bisht, director of the Uttarakhand Space Application Center (USAC). The team consists of four scientists from the Geological Survey of India and USAC. Apart from this, scientists of ITBP and DRDO also visited the lake.
SDRF has also installed a device for communication here.
67 bodies found so far, over 140 missing
On Saturday, 5 more bodies have been recovered from debris deposited near Tapovan Dame in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. With this, the number of people killed in the accident due to the breaking of the glacier on 6 February has risen to 67. A search operation is still on at NTPC’s tunnel in Tapovan.
The rescue team also feared some more bodies buried under the debris surrounding it. NDRF and SDRF teams are using dog squads, binoculars, rafts and other equipment to find people there.
On February 6, when the glacier collapsed, it was flooded
The glacier broke into the Rishiganga River at Tapovan in Chamoli at around 10:30 am on Sunday morning. This led to flooding in the surrounding areas. This river meets the Dhauliganga by going to Raini village, hence the water level has increased rapidly there too. Two power projects and a bridge constructed by the Border Road Organization were also destroyed in the flood. 206 people were reported missing in this disaster.