LAHORE (PPI) - WAPDA has been providing technical support to the Gilgit-Baltistan administration and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for the last five months regarding the natural lake created in the wake of massive land sliding near Ata Abad, in Hunza. This was stated by WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani during his meeting with the Governor Dr. Shama Khalid & Syed Mehdi Shah Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Administration after visiting the land slide site in Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan, today. He was accompanied by a team of WAPDA experts Dr. Izhar-Ul-Haq Advisor to Authority on Mega Projects, Mr. Abdul Khaliq Khan General Consultant WAPDA and Mr. Irshad Ahmad General Manager (Planning & Design). Lt. Gen. Nadeem, Chairman NDMA, explained the water situation at the spillway site where the different probabilities were examined. The Chairman NDMA also highlighted precautionary measures taken by the Gilgit-Baltistan Administration and NDMA to reduce risk in case of a major overflow. The total outflow from the reservoir was 986 cusecs today at 1130 a.m. compared to an inflow of 3700 cusecs. The total water stored is about 0.3 million acre feet (MAF). Assuring Gilgit-Baltistan administration and NDMA of continued support, the Chairman said that WAPDA will keep monitoring the situation at the site until the issue is resolved. He said that additional monitoring personnel would also be sent to Hunza for the purpose. WAPDA Chairman said that there was no threat to any of the WAPDA Projects on or along the river Indus, especially the three Khwar Hydropower Projects and Tarbela Dam in case of massive outflow. It is pertinent to mention that Tarbela Dam is located about 525 kilometers downstream of the Hunza natural lake. Tarbela reservoir is about 160 kilometers long with a live storage capacity of 6.78 MAF, which can absorb sudden high water inflows if breach occurs in the debris dam. WAPDA Chairman also met with the Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Administration and the Force Commander Northern Area Major Gen. Qamar Bajwa.