Rivers Indus, Kabul still in high flood


River Indus is flowing in exceptionally high flood with falling trend in Guddu-Sukkur reach with water outflow 976,000 and 1,054,000 cusecs and in very high flood in Chashma-Taunsa reach with discharge of 735,000 and 777,000 cusecs respectively.

According to daily report issued here by Federal Flood Commission, the river is in high flood with falling trend at Kalabagh with outflow of 580,000 cusecs and in medium flood with falling trend at Tarbela with water discharge of 402,000.

River Kabul is in high flood with falling trend at Nowshera and in medium flood with falling trend at Warsak.

River Chenab is also experiencing medium flood in Trimmu- Panjnad reach and is in low flood with rising trend in Khanki- Qadirabad reach.

River Jhelum is flowing in low flood with falling trend at Mangla.

The flood peak of exceptionally high flood level is likely to reach to Kotri during the next 24 hours which can cause inundation and riverine flooding of low lying areas of Districts Hyderabad, Thatta and adjoining areas along the river.

River Indus at Guddu is also likely to sustain exceptionally high flood Level upto 1,000,000 cusecs during the next 3-4 days. Under this scenario, inundation and riverine flooding in low lying areas of Districts Khairpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki and Sukkur could occur.

River Indus at Sukkur is also likely to continue exceptionally high flood level upto 1,000,000 cusecs during the next 4-5 days.

Tarbela and Mangla Dams are at elevations of 1540.22 feet and 1206.00 feet, respectively, which are 9.78 feet and 4.00 feet below their respective maximum conservation levels of 1550.00 feet and 1210.00 feet.

The combined live storage position of Tarbela, Mangla & Chashma is 11.030 MAF as compared to last year’s 11.231 MAF.

The major reservoirs of the country and those of India constructed over Eastern Rivers i.e. Ravi, Beas & Sutlej are almost full of water.

Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the next 3-4 weeks, which may generate flooding situation in these rivers.

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