Rivers Indus, Kabul, Chenab, Ravi run in medium, low flood


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Sunday said that River Indus was flowing in medium flood at Guddu and in low flood at Sukkur and Kalabagh-Taunsa Reach.

According to the daily FFC report, River Chenab at Marala, River Ravi at Jassar and River Kabul in Warsak-Nowshera Reach were also at low flood stages while other main rivers (Jhelum & Sutlej) were flowing normally.

The combined live storage of three major reservoirs was 11.178 MAF i.e. 81.69 % of the maximum combined live storage capacity. The Tarbela Dam attained the level of 1548.45 feet against the maximum conservation level of 1550 feet.

Saturday’s well-marked monsoon low over South Haryana (India) has become insignificant for the country. Yesterday’s trough of Westerly Wave over northern parts of Pakistan moved eastwards and a fresh trough of Westerly Wave lay over northern parts of Afghanistan. Seasonal Low continued to prevail over northern Balochistan. Weak moist currents from the Arabian Sea were penetrating into upper parts of the country, going up to 3000 feet.

As predicted by FFD Lahore, scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls was expected over the upper catchments of rivers Indus, Jhelum, and Sutlej, including Rawalpindi and Sargodha divisions (Punjab) and Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, and D.I. Khan divisions (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) during the next 24 hours.

Isolated thunderstorm/rain may also occur over the upper catchments of the rivers Ravi and Chenab, besides, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Multan and D.G. Khan divisions of Punjab province during the same period.


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