River Indus may attain high flood today

According to latest Meteorological & Hydrological conditions observed by Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) Lahore, River Indus at Kotri is likely to attain high flood level, ranging between 450,000 cusecs to 550,000 cusecs on Saturday (today) which likely to continue for at least 10 days. According to hydrological situation of the country, River Indus at Taunsa (inflow 5,62,200 cusecs), at Guddu (inflow 6,57,600 cusecs) and at Sukkur (6,89,900 cusecs) is in high flood level.

River Indus at Tarbela (inflow 4,07 400 cusecs, Kalabagh 4,54.300 cusecs, Chashma 4,91,200 cusecs), Kotri 4,34,300 cusecs) and River Kabul at Nowshera (inflow 88.700 cusecs) are in medium flood level. FFD said that due to releases from Tarbela, River Indus at Kalabagh and Chashma is likely to attain high flood level. The water regulatory body has filled Mangla dam up to 1236.5 ft, just five feet short of its maximum level of 1242ft and stored 6.98 MAF water in the dam. The conserved 13.3MAF water of the current rainy season in the Tarbela and Mangla dams would be used by provinces for sowing and maturing the winter crops besides hydel power generation during the lean flows in the rivers in winter.

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