A group of researchers arrived in Pang village on Saturday to examine the substitute lake shaped over Rishiganga after the latest avalanche and gauge how huge a risk it poses to areas downstream.
The group led by USAC Director MPS Bisht and consisting of 4 scientists every from the Geological Survey of India and Uttarakhand Space Application Centre will attempt to reach the lake on foot by Saturday night or Sunday.
With roads within the space round Raini Gram Panchayat washed out within the latest flash flood and huge stretches was swamps, the group is being accompanied by a mountaineer from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and SDRF jawans to make sure their protected journey to the lake.
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“We will inspect the lake formed over Rishiganga by the huge volume of sludge that came from Rauthi stream due to the avalanche,” USAC Director Bisht informed PTI.
“We hope to reach Udiyari by the evening which is located above the lake. By Sunday, we may reach the lake to inspect it and take its geographical measurements. How big a threat the lake can pose to the population living downstream of Rishiganga is something that can be measured only by how much water it contains,” he stated.
Sonographic tools from the Indian Navy are getting used to measure how a lot water is contained within the lake, he stated.
Sonography consultants from Hyderabad are additionally anticipated to measure the amount of water within the lake, Bisht stated.
Bisht stated his group will even incorporate the findings of a DRDO group which has visited the lake into its evaluation.