River Indus in falling trend at Kotri


River Indus is flowing in medium flood with falling trend at Kotri Barrage and sustaining low flood level at Guddu Barrage, said reports of Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Tuesday.

The reports said that River Indus at rest of the locations and all other main Rivers i.e. Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal.

Actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicated that Tarbela Dam has attained its Maximum Conservation Level of 1550 feet, whereas Mangla Dam is at an elevation of 12.6 feet i.e. 4 feet below its maximum Conservation Level of 1210 feet.

Today’s combined live storage position of Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma is 11.753 MAF s compared to last year’s 10.392 MAF.

According to Flood Forecasting division (FFD) Lahore, Seasonal Law still persists ever Balochistan and adjoining areas.

Southwest moist current from Arabian Sea is penetrating into Punjab and Kashmir upto 3000 feet.

Trough of westerly wave is moving across northern parts of country. The weather system is being closely monitored by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

The existing meteorological situation in the country as reported by the FFD, Lahore may result into scattered thunderstorm/rain over northern Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir including upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej, besides Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore Divisions during the next 24 hours.

Isolated thundershowers are expected over northeast Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the same period.

The medium flood situation at Kotri Barrage is expected to continue during the next 24 hours.

The flood situation in Eastern Rivers (Ravi & Sutlej) is under watch as any further rains in the catchment area of eastern rivers in India are likely to impact river flows in Sutlej and Ravi in view of the fact that all dams on these rivers in India are full at this stage.

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