River Indus still in low flood

ISLAMABAD, July 30 (APP): The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said River Indus continues to flow in Low Flood in “Kalabagh-Chashma” Reach while other main rivers including Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej are flowing normal.

According to daily FFC report here Sunday the river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela & Mangla reservoirs are at elevations of 1519.30 feet and 1233.20 feet respectively, which are 30.70 feet & 8.80 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

The combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma & Mangla reservoirs is 11.590 MAF as compared to last year’s 13.110 MAF.

According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, yesterday’s trough of Westerly Wave still persists over Northern parts of the country. Marked Seasonal Low lies over Northwestern Balochistan. Weak moist current from Arabian Sea is penetrating into upper parts of the country upto 3000 feet.

A Monsoon Low is likely to develop over North Bay of Bengal during the next 24 to 48 hours.

As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, isolated thunderstorm/rain is expected over upper catchments of all major rivers including North & Northeastern Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala & Lahore Divisions), Sahiwal and D.G. Khan Divisions, besides, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat & D.I. Khan Divisions) during the next 24 hours.

Low to Medium Flood is expected in Hill Torrents of D.G. Khan Division during the same period.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT, watch the situation closely and take all necessary precautionary measures in order to avoid loss of human lives and damage
to private and public property.

Significant rainfall events reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Gujranwala = 45 mm, Ravi Syphon & Palandri = 36 mm each, Kamra = 33 mm, Lahore (Mughal Pura = 33 mm, Taj Pura & Upper Mall = 25 mm each), Mandibahauddin = 31 mm, Cherat = 25 mm, Mianwali = 18 mm, Dara-e-Tang = 15 mm, Jassar = 16 mm, Chakwal = 11 mm and Shorkot = 10 mm.