| GEO Pakistan|
| Erosion of Attabad spillway accelerates|
| Updated at: 1823 PST, Wednesday, June 16, 2010|
HUNZA: Increased water flow from Attabad Lake into the spillway has upped the pace of its erosion leading to the weakening of its embankments while heli service has resumed in the area after remaining suspended for three days due to inclement weather.
According to sources, the inflow into Attabad Lake has reached 5,800 cusecs while the outflow through the spillway has exceeded 6,000 cusecs.
Heavy flow of water is steadily widening the passage of spillway by eroding its embankments.
After resumption of heli service, three choppers are engaged in airlifting the people to Shashkat, Gulmit and Phisu. The Gilgit-Hunza section also remained opened till 4:00 PM today for goods transport as well as commuters’ traveling.