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Medium flood in rivers Chenab, Jhelum, Rivi likely

ISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (APP): The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Thursday said that the rivers Chenab, Jhelum and Ravi and their tributaries (local nullahs) could attain medium to high flood level during the next 48 hours.According to daily FFC report, the river Indus was flowing in low flood at Kalabagh and Guddu Barrage while the river Kabul was in medium flood in Warsak-Nowshera reach.

The river Swat was also running at low flood Stage at Charsadda Road Bridge while all other main rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej were normal.The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela and Mangla Dams are at elevations of 1532.00 feet and 1209.80 feet respectively, which are 18.00 feet and 32.20 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet. 

The combined live storage position of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla reservoirs is 10.735 MAF as compared to last year’s 4.712 MAF.

According to Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, yesterday’s depression over Orissa (India) has moved westwards and today lies over Southeastern Madhya Pradesh (India). 

Seasonal Low lies over Northwestern Balochistan. Yesterday’s trough of Westerly Wave continues to prevail over Eastern parts of Iran. 

Moist current from Arabian Sea is penetrating into upper parts of the country upto 5000 feet and is likely to intensify during the next 24 hours.   

As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, fairly widespread thunderstorm/rain with heavy falls at isolated places and very heavy falls at one or two places is expected over upper Punjab (Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Faisalabad Divisions) including upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Beas during the next 24 hours. 

Scattered thunderstorm/rain may also occur over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Southern Punjab (Bahawalpur Division) and Northeastern Balochistan including upper catchment of River Indus during the same period. 

Wet spell is likely to increase further during the next 48 hours. The concerned organizations may take necessary precautionary measures to avoid loss of human lives and damage to private and public property.

Significant rainfall events reported by FFD, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Ganda Singh Wala = 42 mm, Khuzdar = 23 mm, Chattar Kallas = 21 mm, Kotli = 19 mm, Gujranwala and Jhelum = 16 mm each, Bahawalnagar and Murree = 05 mm each.


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