17th day of Uttarakhand disaster: Government will declare 136 people missing from Chamoli dead; The mouth of the lake above the Rishiganga was widened.

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The ITBP personnel and the SDRF team widen the lake’s mouth to keep the flow of the artificial lake right.

Today is the 17th day of Uttarakhand disaster. The bodies of 70 people and 29 human organs have been found so far. 136 people are missing. Now the state government is preparing to declare all these missing people dead. Order for this will be issued soon. If this happens, the number of people who lost their lives in this disaster may increase to 206.

According to the state government, continuous search is going on in Chamoli and surrounding areas. The bodies of a large number of people have been recovered, while some were also rescued. Despite this, people who are yet to get any information, will now be declared dead.

The mouth of the lake above the Rishiganga is widened.
There is still great danger from the artificial lake formed by the glacier breaking over the Rishiganga River near Raini village in Chamoli. Due to the small mouth of the lake, the flow of water was slowing down. Due to this, the lake was in danger of breaking. ITBP personnel have widened the mouth of the lake by about 15 feet. Due to the accumulation of water here, pressure was building. Navneet Bhullar, Commandant of the State Disaster Response Team (SDRF), says that the work of widening the mouth of the lake is still going on.

The ITBP and SDRF teams are constantly monitoring the lake.

The ITBP and SDRF teams are constantly monitoring the lake.

The lake has about 480 million liters of water
The Indian Navy, Airforce and Expert team also inspected the artificial lake formed by the breaking of the glacier above the sage Ganga. Divers have measured the depth of the lake. This lake is estimated to have about 480 million liters of water.

According to experts, this lake is about 750 meters long and is narrowing further. Its depth is eight meters. Divers of the navy measured the depth of the lake with an echo sounder in hand. If this lake breaks, it can cause a lot of damage. According to experts, this lake is like the Chaurabadi of Kedarnath. In 2013, the disaster occurred due to the breaking of the lake 250 meters long, 150 meters wide and about 20 meters deep in the upper part of Kedarnath. About 17 thousand liters of water came out from this lake every second.

Also put sensor
A team of experts has been deployed to monitor all the movements in this lake. Apart from this, sensors have also been installed in the Rishiganga River, which will raise the alarm as soon as the water level of the river rises. SDRF has also installed a device for communication here.

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