The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) on Wednesday forecasted that amid heavy rainfall in catchment areas, medium level flood is expected in Chenab and Ravi rivers in the next three days.
According to the FFD’s alert, the water level in rivers has been surging continuously as River Indus is flowing with 2,73,000 cusecs at Tarbela Dam, while at Marala headworks, water flow has surged in River Chenab to 1,08000 cusecs.
The report said that water flow in Jhelum River was recorded at 45,000 cusecs at Mangla, while Ravi River’s flow was recorded at 3,6000 cusecs at Shahdara.
It is to be mentioned here that Islamabad had received catastrophic rainfall last night owing to a cloudburst with as many as 330 mm rainfall paralysing the capital city.
The FFD had earlier cautioned against high to very high flood in Jhelum and Chenab rivers in the last days of ongoing month of July.
The FFD in its flood warning said that the water flow in River Jhelum at upstream Mangla could rise to high to very high flood level from July 28 to 30.
River Chenab will also be in high flood at Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad during the period, it stated.
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 D.G. Khan division in end days of current month from 27th to 30th July.