Indus, other rivers in low flood after rains



Staff Reporter

The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) on Sunday informed that amid rainfall in catchment areas, the water level has surged in Indus as well other rivers, causing low flood at Kalabagh, Chashma, Nowshera and other points.

The FFD report said that water level was also on the rise in Kabul, Chenab and Ravi rivers, which have surged to low flood at Nowshera Marala, Khanki, Qadirabad, Trimmu and Balloki.

Indus is flowing in low flood with 328,000 cusecs at Tarbela, and also in low flood at Kalabagh where the water flow has surged to 271,000 cusec, at Chashma 3,30,000 cusec and at Taunsa 276,100 cusec the FFD said in a statement.

Kabul River has been in low flood at Nowshera with water flow of 77,400 cusec at the point.
River Chenab has been in low flood at Marala Headworks with 1,19,300 cusec flow, at Khanki 106,800 cusec, and Qadirabad 100,700 cusec, according to the FFD.

Meanwhile, Ravi River has been in low flood at Balloki headworks with 51,400 cusec water flow.

The flood warning body has predicted scattered thunderstorm/rain of light to moderate intensity over the upper catchment areas of all the major rivers along with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

The FFD had earlier cautioned against high to very high flood in Jhelum and Chenab rivers in the end days of July.

The FFD had also warned against isolated very heavy falls and one or two extremely heavy falls, expected over the upper catchments of all the major rivers along with North and Northeast Punjab and DG Khan division in end days of current month from July 27 to 30.

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