NA initiates work to drain out water from blocked Kaligandaki
May 28, 2015-
The Nepal Army (NA) has initiated work to drain out the water of the artificial lake formed after a landslide fell into the Kaligandaki River at Baisair of Bhagawati-2 in Myagdi district.
The lake was created after the landslide from Kafaldanda cliff at Ramche-9 blocked the river for 16 hours. There is still 30 per cent water to be removed from the pond. A team of technicians from the NA has started work to drain the water from the pond by carrying out controlled blasts from Wednesday.
It is supposed that the pond is around 800 metres long and 25 metres deep. Lieutenant Colonel at the Indrabaks Battalion, Manoj Kumar Silwal, said that there was no risk to settlements downstream due to the exit of the remaining water from the pond and they are working to decrease the water level to resume the Beni-Jomsom road.
Two controlled blasts were carried out on Wednesday and the water level in the pond went down 1.5 metres with the opening of the outlet after the blasts.
Published: 28-05-2015 18:15