Kazakhstan's largest city of Almaty surrounded by a majestic snow-capped mountains range has been hit by a mud flow on July 23. At around 2.15 a.m. morainic lake Bezymyannoye at Kargaly glacier that held 40,000 cubic meters of water burst releasing part of the water downhill. This triggered a series of mud flows, with part of them overtopping the dam on the Kargaly River.
Three areas of Almaty have been hit by mud flows, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing Yury Ilyin, the city Vice Mayor.
“At aroud 2.15 am morainic lake Bezymyannoye at Kargaly glacier outburst. The water volume of the lake stood at 40 000 cubic meters. The outburst caused mud flows, with part of them overtopping the dam on the Kargaly River. The height of the flows reached 10-12 meters”, Mr. Ilyin elaborated.
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