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Attabad Lake

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Attabad Lake, Hunza Valley, otherwise called Attabad Lake, is a lake in Ganish (Central Hunza Valley of northern Pakistan) made in January 2010 by a surprising margin dam.

Since the lake was shaped the main methods for intersection was by stacking vehicles onto wooden pontoons. This changed when a street passage was constructed and it opened for traffic in September 2015.

The lake was shaped because of a gigantic avalanche at Attabad town in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad that happened on 4 January 2010.The avalanche killed twenty individuals and obstructed the progression of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has uprooted 6,000 individuals from upstream towns, stranded (from land transportation highways) a further 25,000, and immersed more than 12 miles (19 km) of the Karakoram Highway. The lake arrived at 13 miles (21 km) long and more than 100 meters (330 ft) inside and out by the principal seven day stretch of June 2010 when it started streaming over the avalanche dam, totally submerging lower Shishkat and mostly flooding Gulmit.The subdivision of Gojal has the best number of overwhelmed structures, more than 170 houses, and 120 shops. The inhabitants additionally had deficiencies of nourishment and different things because of the blockage of the Karakoram Highway.By 4 June water outpouring from the lake had expanded to 3,700 cu ft/s (100 m3/s).

Water levels kept on ascending in 18 June 2010 brought about by a distinction in the outpouring and inflow of the new lake. As terrible climate proceeded, the stockpile of nourishment, medication and different products was halted as all types of transportation including helicopter administration to Hunza couldn’t continue.

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