17 May 2010

Updated: Attabad – the lake level rises by about 3 m

Posted by Dave Petley

Updated: some newspapers in Pakistan yesterday reported that overtopping at Attabad wss imminent.  The news reports suggest that a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) today raised the water level to 358 feet (109 metres), which would be within 1 metre of the spillway. 

The GLOF has also been reported by the Pamir Times.

It now appears that the rise was about 10 feet (3.3 metres).  I am awaiting data to confirm this, but if so this would leave about 4.4 metres of freeboard intact.