Kargil landslide dams river
in the Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir created a pile of debris on Phutkal river, blocking its course and resulting in accumulation of water. With the snow melt season round the corner, the Centre, fearing flash floods, is planning to blast the debris to create a channel for flow of water. This was proposed at a meeting chaired by Union minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju, to assess the risks posed by the landslide. The length of the artificial lake is 15 kilometres, having approximately 24 million cubic metres of water.