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Attabad Lake Gilgit


Attabad Lake, Gojal, also known as Gojal Lake is a lake in the Gojal Valley of northern Pakistan created in January 2010 by a landslide dam.
Since the lake was formed the only means of crossing was by loading vehicles onto wooden boats. In 2015 the Chinese built a road tunnel that opened in September 2015.

The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on January 4, 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has displaced 6,000 people from upstream villages, stranded (from land transportation routes) a further 25,000,[6] and inundated over 12 miles (19 km) of the Karakoram Highway.The lake reached 13 miles (21 km) long and over 100 metres (330 ft) in depth by the first week of June 2010 when it began flowing over the landslide dam, completely submerging lower Shishkat and partly flooding Gulmit.[2] The subdivision of Gojal has the greatest number of flooded buildings, over 170 houses, and 120 shops. The residents also had shortages of food and other items due to the blockage of the Karakoram Highway. By June 4 water outflow from the lake had increased to 3,700 cu ft/s (100 m3/s)











Hope you will enjoy to visit Attabad Lake in your summer holidays. If you visit there please share your pictures.
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