Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) has issued a warning on the formation of a lake near Mana village on the Alaknanda River. This was in response to a National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) report that warned of a lake forming to the west of Mana in Badrinath in Chamoli district. The report, called Monitoring of Glacial Lake in Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Basins, said the heavy rainfall forecast between July 5 and 8 in the State raised “fears about formation or burst of glacial lakes” near the village.
As the report e-mailed to the DMMC does not clearly present the study as a warning, the DMMC authorities have asked the NRSC to clarify if the report was to be treated as such.
But, given the present situation of the State, the DMMC has issued a warning for the area which is in Chamoli district.