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Kabul, Swat rivers run in low, medium flood




  • The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Friday said that Kabul and Swat rivers are flowing in low and medium flood. According to daily FFC report, all main rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal while Kabul river is in low flood at Warsak and medium flood at Nowshera. Swat river is also flowing in low flood with rising trend at Charsadda Road Bridge. The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela and Mangla dams are at elevations of 1461.73 feet and 1152.50 feet respectively, which are 88.27 feet and 89.50 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

    The combined live storage position of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla reservoirs is 4.384 MAF as compared to last year’s 6.808 MAF. According to Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, yesterday’s trough of Westerly Wave over north-eastern Afghanistan now lies over north of Kashmir.

    Seasonal Low lies over North-western Balochistan. The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) predicted mainly humid weather over most parts of the country during the next 24 hours. However, isolated thundershowers are expected over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir including Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Bahawalpur Divisions, besides upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the same period.

    Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2012

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