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Disaster strikes again in Uttarakhand? Lake formed in Shambhu river due to falling debris, can bring destruction during rains

Shambhu river connecting Chamoli district of Uttarakhand can convey nice destruction at any time. About two km forward of Kunwari, the final village of Bageshwar district, the particles of the landslide has engulfed the Shambhu river, forming a lake right here. The scale of the lake is rising day-to-day. If the matter shouldn’t be taken care of in time, then a giant accident can occur earlier than or after rain. Sometimes landslides happen from the hill of Kunwari, a disaster-prone village of Kapkot.

Within the yr 2013 too, on account of a landslide, a lake was shaped within the Shambhu river flowing on the foot of the village. As a result of rise within the water stage within the river, the particles accrued within the river was washed away and the hazard was averted. Within the yr 2018, an analogous state of affairs occurred as soon as once more. After the buildup of giant quantity of particles within the river, the lake began taking form once more.

Locals say that since then the scale of the lake is rising. At current the lake has develop into about 500 meters lengthy and 50 meters extensive. Nonetheless, locals say that the size of the lake might be far more than this. How deep is the lake, it isn’t identified in the mean time.

Kunwari’s village head Dharma Devi and social employee Khim Singh Danu inform that the lake has been shaped on account of particles and boulders falling on account of landslides. He claims that even the general public representatives and the administration have info concerning the lake. Regardless of this, no cognizance has been taken on this course. He mentioned that if the lake breaks through the rains, there may very well be heavy harm in Chamoli district.

Shambhu River originates from Shambhu Glacier close to Borbalda village. The river joins the Pindar river originating from the Pindari Glacier, about 5 km forward of the village of Kunwari. In keeping with the villagers, the lake is shaped at a spot known as Kalbhyod, about 4 km from Tok Bharakande of Borbalda and about two km from the foothills of Kunwari village, from the place the Shambhu river joins Pindar after going about 4 km.

If the lake shaped within the Shambhu river breaks, then an enormous quantity of water and particles will circulation, which is able to additional develop into extra highly effective by mixing in Pindar. Pindar joins Alaknanda in Karnprayag through Narayanbagad, Tharali in Chamoli district. In such a state of affairs, if the lake breaks, then a big space of ​​Chamoli district can come beneath the JD of harm.

Kapkot SDM Paritosh Verma mentioned that the details about the development of a lake on the Shambhu river was obtained by the group of IUSEC to conduct a survey beneath the scheme of linking the rivers. After receiving the details about the development of the lake, on Sunday, beneath the management of Tehsildar Pooja Sharma, the groups of Irrigation, LND, PMGSY, Catastrophe Administration and so on. have returned after inspecting the Shambhu river. The report might be submitted to the DM.

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