After height of Everest, govt remeasuring depth of Phoksundo Lake

File: Phoksundo Lake

Dolpa, May 26

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has sent an expert team to remeasure the depth of Phoksundo Lake in Dolpa.

This is considered the deepest lake in the country with a depth of 145 metres.  The Department decided to take its measurement in the wake of disputes regarding its depth.

The team comprising 10 people has arrived Dolpa for this purpose.

The National Hydrological and Meteorological Research Centre and Consultancy has been given permission to undertake the project, according to expert Dhruba Adhikari.

Two survey engineers, one boatman, experts Suwas Tuladhar, Binita Kayastha, Dinesh Parajuli and Mausam Bhandari from the Department are among those included in the team which is expected to spend four days here for the project.

The Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology has no official records about its depth and other features. In 2004, the Department had received a report, challenging the previous assumption.

The report identifies the Rara Lake as the deepest lake and the people of Dolpa folks have rejected these findings as they believe the data were fake as the study was conducted with the help of repaired and outdated equipment.

Shey-Phoksundo Rural Municipality vice chair Dhawa Samduk Gurung hopes the new study would come up with facts surroundings the lake situating at an altitude of around 3635 metres above the sea level.


Published on May 26th, Sunday, 2019 3:04 PM

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