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Chenab and Kabul rivers in low flood




  • River Chenab at Khanki and Qadirabad and River Kabul at Nowshera are in low flood, Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) said on Sunday. Due to rains in upper catchments of the rivers, 91,500 cusecs water is running in river Chenab at Marala headwork, near Sialkot; 126,900 cusecs at Khanki and 129,700 cusecs at Qadirabad barrage in Hafizabzad district.

    It said river Kabul is in low flood at Nowshera with a water discharge of 48,600 cusecs while river Indus is also in low flood with a discharge of 261,000 cusecs at Tarbela dam.

    The Indus River System Authority has further reduced water outflow from Tarbela dam by another 10,000 cusecs – from 120,100 to 110,000 cusecs – to fill the dam in the shortest possible time. The dam is just 25ft short of its maximum level of 1,550 ft.

    FLOOD FORECAST: Moderate flooding is likely in hill torrents of D G Khan and Rajanpur districts and their surrounding areas.

    Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Mujahid Sherdil has said that flow of water has increased in some rivers and hill torrents as a result of monsoon rains. The flow of water increased in Nullah Dake at Qala Ahmadnagar Narowal where the flow was 17,000 cusecs, which has started to decrease.

    SYNOPTIC SITUATION: Westerly wave lies over Northern parts of the country. Seasonal monsoon current is penetrating upper parts of the country upto 5000 feet.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY: Scattered rain/thundershower is expected at Punjab (Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, D G Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur divisions) and KP (Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D I Khan, Hazara divisions), Zhob, Sibbi divisions and Kashmir. Isolated light rain is also likely along Sindh coast. Isolated thunderstorm/rain is expected over Gilgit Baltistan.

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