Indus and Chenab in low flood


The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Tuesday said the River Indus was flowing in low flood in “Tarbela- Kalabagh” and “Kalabagh- Chashma” reaches, besides at Guddu Barrage.

According to the daily FFC report, the River Chenab was also flowing in low flood in “Khanki-Qadirabad” reach while Jhelum, Ravi and Sutlej were flowing normal.

The river flows and reservoir elevations indicated that Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs were at elevations of 1529.40 feet and 1238.65 feet, respectively, which are 20.60 feet & 3.35 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, a fresh monsoon low had developed over North Bay of Bengal. Monday’s monsoon low pressure area over northeastern Madhya Pradesh (India) on Tuesday lay over eastern Rajasthan and adjoining western Madhya Pradesh (India), whereas Monday’s trough of westerly wave over northern parts of the country lay over Kashmir and adjoining areas.

Seasonal low still persisted over northern Balochistan. Moderate moist current was penetrating into upper parts of the country up to 5000 feet.

As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls and one or two very heavy falls was expected over the upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the next 24 hours. Scattered thunderstorm/rain may also occur over the upper catchments of River Indus including Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Bahawalpur Divisions, besides, Southern Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat & D.I. Khan Divisions) and Northeastern Balochistan during the same period. Sharp peaks of High to Very High Flood Level are expected in River Jhelum at Mangla (Inflow) during the next 24 hours.