FFC warnsof flood in major rivers

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said that flood-like situation was expected in Rivers Sutlej, Beas, Ravi and Chenab including Jhelum (inflows at Mangla) during the next 48 hours. According to daily FFC report on Friday, the discharge in Rivers Sutlej and Ravi at rim stations will depend upon the flood water releases from dams located in Indian territory.
Medium flood flows was also expected in the Nullahs ie tributaries of River Ravi and Chenab including Hill Torrents of D.G. Khan Division, besides, medium to high flows in the local nullahs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during said period. River Indus in ‘Tarbela-Sukkur Reach’ and River Kabul in ‘Warsak – Nowshera Reach’ are flowing in low flood. All other main rivers (Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej) are flowing normal.
Today’s combined live storage of three major reservoirs is 10.963 MAF i.e. 80.12% of the maximum combined live storage capacity. Tarbela Dam has attained the level of 1547.19 feet against the maximum conservation level of 1550.00 feet. Yesterday’s well marked monsoon low over North Madhya Pradesh (India) lies over Northeast Rajasthan (India), injecting moist current from Bay of Bengal.