The team of researchers will inspect the artificial lake above the Rishiganga

ITBP personnel arrived for rescue work in Chamoli, Uttarakhand.  File photo

ITBP personnel arrived for rescue work in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. File photo

Uttarakhand Chamoli Glacier Burst: Roads in the area around Rani Gram Panchayat have been washed away by the recent floods and the vast area has turned into a marsh.

Rain A team of researchers reached Pang village on Saturday to inspect the artificial lake above the Rishiganga after the avalanche at Rani in Uttarakhand, which would assess whether it (the artificial lake) would be downstream. What a great danger has arisen. The team is headed 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. This team will try to reach the lake on foot by Saturday evening or Sunday.

As roads in the area around Raini Gram Panchayat have been washed away by the recent floods and the vast area has turned into a marsh, steps have been taken to ensure the safe travel of the team members to the lake. The team is also accompanied by a mountaineering team from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and SDRF personnel. “We will inspect the lake above the Rishiganga due to the huge amount of silt from the Routhi stream due to the avalanche,” USAC Director Bisht told PTI.

He said, “We hope to reach Oriyari by evening, which is situated above the lake. By Sunday, we can reach the lake to inspect the lake and take its geographical measurements. How big a lake can pose a threat to the population living below the Rishiganga, it can only be known by how much water it contains. ”

He said that sonographic equipment of the Indian Navy is being used to find out how much water is in the lake. Bisht said that the amount of water in the lake is also expected to be ascertained by the sonography experts from Hyderabad. Bisht said that his team will also include in its analysis the findings of the DRDO team which visited the lake.

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