ISLAMABAD: Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Monday announced that river Chenab is flowing in High Flood with falling trend in Khanki-Qadirabad area.
It is at Low Flood Stage with falling trend at Marala and with rising trend at Trimmu Head works.
In its daily flood situation report, the Commission said river Jhelum is flowing in Medium Flood at Rasul Barrage and Low Flood at Mangla, whereas River Ravi is flowing in High Flood at Balloki and Medium Flood at Shahdra.
The other main Rivers i.e . Indus and Sutlej are flowing normal.
It said today’s actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela Dam, which had earlier attained its maximum conservation level of 1550 feet on August, 20 is at elevation of 1538.12 feet, which is 11.88 feet below its maximum conservation level.
The report said Mangla Dam is at elevation of 1240.70 feet i.e.1.30 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1242.00 feet.
The Dam Management Authorities have been advised to take almost care and vigilance in operation and strictly follow filling criteria and safety guidelines.
The current combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla reservoirs is 13.336 MAF as compared to last year’s 13.845 MAF.
According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, flood flow at Trimmu Headworks is likely to be around 900,000 cusecs on September 9 whereas the designed capacity of Trimmu Barrage is 645,000 cusecs.
As a result, Athara Hazari and adjoining abadies are likely to be affected in case Breaching Section is operated.
River Indus at Guddu Barrage is likely to attain High to Very High Flood level on September 13 and 14. River Indus at Sukkur is likely to attain High to Very High Flood level on September 14 and 15.
Irrigation Departments, Government of Punjab and Sindh have been advised to ensure strict vigilance and patrolling of flood embankment on round the clock basis, besides arranging Flood fighting material, labour & machinery at all vulnerable sites for flood fighting and safety of bunds for smooth passage of flood peak.
Other concerned organizations have also been advised to remain alert and take necessary precautionary measures to reduce/avoid loss of life and damage to private and public property.
According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore,Well Marked Monsoon Low over Chhattisgarh (India) on Sunday moved Westwards and on Monday lies over South eastern Madhya Pradesh (India).Seasonal low continues to prevail over Western Balochistan.
The weather system is being closely monitored by Pakistan Meteorological Department.
The report said as predicted by Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, mainly dry weather is expected over most parts of the country during the next 24 hours. However, isolated thunder storm/rain may occur over sub-mountainous areas of Punjab (Rawalpindi & Gujranwala Divisions), Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Bannu & Kohat Divisions, besides Mohmand, Bajaur & Waziristan Agencies, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir including upper catchments of rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej during the same period.
No significant rainfall event has been reported by Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during past 24 hours except for Saidu Sharif 11 mm and Dhok Pathan 10 mm. All concerned are being kept informed by Flood Warning Centre, Lahore on round the clock basis.