Kazakhstan

CESDRR took part in ground surveys of mudflow, avalanche and landslide prone areas in Ile Alatau ridge using UAVs

According to the request of the Ministry for Emergency Situations and State Organization “Kazselezashita” on involvement of the CESDRR Operational unit to take part in ground surveys of mudflow, avalanche and landslide areas in Ile Alatau ridge using UAVs, the CESDRR Operational unit, consisting of the Senior Expert B. Ospanov and IT Specialist A. Ospanov within the period from 5 to 7 April 2022 took part in monitoring of following areas:

  • 5th of April – survey of landslide areas of Gorelnik riverbed in Almaty mountain terrain.
  • 6th of April – survey of landslide areas from river basin of Kaskelen to Aksai river basin (the most hazardous sites in Kaskelen, Aksai and Kargaly river basin were surveyed).
  • 7th of April – survey of landslide areas in basins of Kotyrbulak, Talgar, Esik, Turgen rivers. Moreover, avalanche areas, located in mid-mountain part of Turgen river basin.

Abovementioned ground surveys were conducted by working group, consisting of representatives of the Institute of Geography and Water Safety, Institute of Seismology, Satpaev Kazakh National Technical University, Karasay district Emergency Division of DES of Almaty region and officers of the Headquarter and territorial division of State Institution “Kazselezashita”

In total, the Operational unit within the frame of mudflow, landslide and avalanche monitoring in Ile Alatau ridge using UAVs has made 17 flights with a total duration with more

Based on the survey, an avalanche danger remains in high altitude of Ile Alatau ridge, in case of substantial precipitation landslide processes may be activated.