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Chenab, Ravi continue flowing in high flood

The Chenab River at Punjnad and Ravi River at Sidhnai continued flowing in high flood on Monday, but the level was gradually receding, reports said.

According to the data released by Flood Forecasting Division‚ Indus River at Guddu was in medium flood level and rising.

Indus at Chashma‚ Sukkur and Kotri and SutlejRiver at Islam were in low flood level.

In Tarbela Dam, the water level was recorded at 1,550 feet, which is the maximum conservation level of the reservoir. The mean inflow of water in Tarbela Dam was 214,400 cusecs, while the outflow was 213,800 cusecs.

In Mangla Dam, the water level was 1,233.30 feet against the maximum level of 1,242 feet. The mean inflow of water was 39,321 cusecs, while the outflow was 10,000 cusecs.

According to Irrigation Department‚ upstream flow of water in Indus was 386,063 cusecs at Guddu Barrage, while downstream flow was 360,186 cusecs.

Similarly at Sukkur Barrage‚ the upstream inflow was 365,650 cusecs, while the downstream outflow was recorded at 310,680 cusecs.

In Sindh‚ another sixty two villages were inundated in Dadu and Jamshoro districts due to flood in Indus.

Deputy commissioners of Dadu and Jamshoro districts told Radio Pakistan that 40 villages in the katcha area of Dadu and 22 in Jamshoro had been inundated due to rise in the water level in Indus.

They said over 11,000 people had been affected, while over 77,000 acres of agriculture land had been submerged by water.

The district administration has set up 141 relief camps to provide shelter to the flood affected people.

The high flood in Chenab at Punjnad and in RaviRiver at Sadhnai swept away scores of villages and several hundred acres of cultivated land.

Irrigation Department officials said Jagir Sadiq dyke was breached by a huge tide in river Chenab at Head Punjnad in Uch Sharif, causing massive losses to public property.

Thousands of people of flood affected families have been forced to spend life under the open sky in miserable condition due to a shortage of food, clean drinking water and medicines.

People in Jalalpur, Multan, Muzaffargargh, Jhang, Chiniot, Bahawalnagar, Rajanpur, Larkana, Khairpur, Dadu, Nawabshah, Jafferabad, Nasirabad and other areas of the three provinces have been rendered homeless and stay prone to epidemic breakouts due to consumption of polluted water.

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