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Navy team measures depth of glacial lake in Uttarakhand’s Tapovan

New Delhi, February 21

In a joint operation, an Indian Air Power Superior Mild Helicopter (ALH) winched Navy’s divers to measure the depth of a glacial lake fashioned upstream of Tapovan in Uttarakhand following the devastating flash flood, the Navy stated on Sunday.

No less than 65 folks have been killed and 139 are lacking after a glacial catastrophe within the state’s Chamoli district on February 7. The bogus lake was fashioned over Rishiganga after the calamity.

The operation by the naval divers happened at a top of 14,000 ft above the imply sea stage on Saturday.

“The Naval divers undertook the difficult job of winching down from the helo and recording of depth utilizing a handheld echo sounder (depth measuring gear) within the close to freezing waters. All through the evolution, the IAF pilots maintained correct positioning within the tough terrain,” the Navy stated.

The information will assist scientists decide the stress on the mud wall of the dam.

The non permanent water physique was fashioned after sediments that the catastrophic flash flood earlier this month introduced down, blocking the mouth of a stream that joins the Rishiganga river.

In accordance with the Central Water Fee, the lake is 400 metres in size, 25 metres vast and 60 metres deep.

The water catchment not being pure the administration urgently wanted to evaluate the situation of the catchment by measuring the depth of water.

“With no highway entry and time criticality Indian Navy diving crew have been rapidly mobilised onboard the IAF ALH,” the Navy stated. PTI

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