Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project at high risk of rupture
A Chinese team has been mobilized to open the Rongsi tributary of the Tamakoshi River, which was blocked by the landslide, and the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is in danger. A landslide near Tingri County in China on Friday night blocked the Rongsi River, a tributary of the Tamakoshi River.
Residents of the riverine area have been warned to go to safer places and the water level in the Tamakoshi reservoir has been reduced. The reservoir of the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project has been reduced to allow the residents of the riverine area to go to safer places due to the blockage of the river. The current water level is 1,978 meters, said project spokesperson Ganesh Neupane.
Neupane said that the dam of the project has the capacity to stop the flow of 600 cubic meters of flood water per second by releasing 300 cubic meters of water in 300 rivers. A Chinese team is reopening a river that was blocked by a landslide near Lapchi, which borders China’s Tingri County, on Friday night.
According to Dolakha Chief District Officer Basudev Ghimire, the Chinese side has informed that the Rongsi River, which was blocked by the landslide, has started over flowing. “A Chinese team has arrived to clear the landslide site,” he said. “The team is trying to open the blocked river.”