River Indus still in high flood at Kotri with 495,000 cusecs


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said River Indus is flowing in high flood at Kotri Barrage with water discharge of 495,000 cusecs  and low flood at Chashma Barrage and “Guddu – Sukkur” Reach with outflow of 273,000 and 240,000 cusecs respectively.

According to daily FFC report on Sunday River Kabul is also flowing in low flood at Warsak with discharge of 200,000 cusecs.

Other main rivers including Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej are flowing normal.

The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that both Tarbela and Mangla Dams have attained their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, yesterday’s trough of Westerly Wave continues to prevail over northern parts of the country, whereas Seasonal Low lies over Northwestern Balochistan. Moist current is penetrating into Punjab & Kashmir upto 4000 feet.

As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, scattered thunderstorm/ rain of moderate intensity with isolated heavy falls is expected over North and Northeastern Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha & Gujranwala Divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat & Bannu Divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan including upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the next 24 hours.

Significant rainfall events as reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Risalpur = 37 mm, Chakwal = 12 mm, Okara = 11 mm and Bunji = 10 mm.

Source: APP

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