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.
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has stressed the importance of all countries joining their efforts to ensure global food security, Tengrinews reports citing the press office of Akorda. He talked about global food security during the opening ceremony of the National Day of Kazakhstan at the EXPO-2015 in Milan with its core theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
Kazakhstan will render a humanitarian aid amounting to $200.000 to Nepal that was recently hit by a powerful earthquake, Tengrinews reports citing the press service of Kazakhstan’s Government.
The damage caused by the spring floods in Kazakhstan amounts to billions of tenge, Tengrinews reports citing Deputy Interior Minister Vladimir Bozhko.
Floods in East Kazakhstan Oblast have affected seven villages in Zyryanovsky District, almost one thousand people have been evacuated, Tengrinews reports with a reference to the press-secretary of the Department of Emergency Situations of East Kazakhstan Oblast Anastasia Sklyar.
A state of emergency was declared in the area. According to rescuers, the villages that were affected are: Zubov, Maleyevsk, Putintsevo, Bykovo, Bayanovsk, Parygina and Snegirevo.
Commission to assess damage from the floods has started its work in Karaganda Oblast, Tengrinews reports. Since the beginning of floods in the Oblast, 48 settlements and two winterings in nine Districts were affected. Among them is the village named after Gabiden Mustafin.
Formerly known as Tokarevka, the village is located in Bukhar-Zhyrau District and houses more than four thousand people.
The village suffered from the flooding the worst, according to the Committee of Emergency Situations. The waters were raging there on 12 and 13 April.
The rise of water level in the Nura river continues, Tengrinews reports.
Spokesman of the Committee of Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ruslan Imankulov said that according to the public agency KazSeleZashshita that is responsible for protection from floods in Kazakhstan, the rise of water on the river continues in Akmola Oblast.
Villagers from the flooded areas of Akmola Oblast are asking to assess damages to their property, Tengrinews reports.
Akmol (Malinovka) is among the villages that were unlucky to be on the way of the flood. It is located just 30 kilometers away from Astana. The outskirts of the village were flooded, so a protective embankment was built along one of its streets. But homes that were outside that street, and there are ten of them, were all flooded.
As meltwater in Kazakhstan subsides, there are still measure to be taken to deal with the consequences and secure people's livelihoods.
Residents of some villages in Kazakhstan have begun returning to their homes after the floodwater subsided, Tengrinews reports citing the press service of the Emergency Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
35 villages in Akmola Oblast are threatened by flood water, Tengrinews reports.
The Committee of Emergency Situations reported on the flood situation in Kazakhstan on April 17 in Astana.
“As of today, at least 15 villages face the danger of flooding along the banks of the Nura and Irtysh rivers, starting from Karaganda Oblast up to Tengriz lake in Korgaldzhinsk Natural Reservation. The villages are: Nura, Aganas, Koschy, Taitobe, Shnet, Kenbidaiyk, Uyaly, Urkendey,” the Head of the Emergency Situation Response Department Aleksey Sovetov said during the press conference.
Meltwater has flooded Abay town in Karaganda Oblast. According to the reports of KTK Channel, the water came in the afternoon on April 9, flooding the streets, yards and playgrounds. All have become simply impassable. Basements of apartment buildings are also flooded, Tengrinews reports citing the Kazakh TV channel.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev reassured Kazakhstanis that the flood emergency has been taken under control, Tengrinews reports.
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Vladimir Bozhko has promised to keep Astana safe from the floods rampaging through four out of fourteen Oblasts of Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports. This will be accomplished thanks to the dam built in 2009 near Astana.
Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary has published satellite photos of the flooding in Karaganda Oblast in central Kazakhstan made from Kazakh high resolution remote sensing satellite KazEOSat-1, Tengrinews reports.
The first wave of flooding in Karaganda Oblast happened between March 23 and 29. It affected four Districts in the Oblast.
The second wave started on 6 April.
Floods in Karaganda Oblast continue to wreak havoc as Kazakh authorities are forced to evacuate dozens of settlements, Tengrinews reports citing the Oblast's Department of Emergency Situations. 1,760 houses have been flooded in 35 villages. 340 livestock have drowned.
A sharp rise in temperature to 20 degrees Centigrade between March 23 to 29 intensified the melting of snow and caused flooding of villages in Semey and Ayagoz districts in East Kazakhstan Oblast and of four districts in Karaganda Oblast.
Dozens of homes has been flooded by the arriving meltwater in Karaganda Oblast in central Kazakhstan, a Tengrinews correspondent reports.
According to local residents of Agadyr station in Shet district, the water began to rise on March 24 at about 5 p.m.
"The electricity has been cut off, the water keeps coming, the furniture is damaged. Yesterday, the water was to my waist and it's not going away. The flood started abruptly," said one of the victims Gulmira Zhazykbayeva.