Rivers Indus, Kabul continue to flow in low, medium flood



The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) Tuesday said that River Indus is in low flood at Chashma Barrage and River Kabul in medium flood in Warsak -Nowshera Reach. According to daily FFC report, all other main rivers were normal.
Actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicated combined live storage of three major reservoirs as 5.049 MAF which was 36.90 per cent of the total combined live storage capacity. Deep trough of Westerly wave continues to persist over Northern parts of Pakistan. Also marked seasonal low continues to prevail over Northern Balochistan with its trough extending North eastwards.
This seasonal low is bringing moderate to strong moist currents from Arabian Sea which are penetrating into upper parts of the country up to 5000 feet. The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) Lahore predicted widespread thunderstorm/ rain with isolated heavy falls including one or two very heavy falls over Gujranwala, Lahore and Sahiwal Divisions of Punjab, besides, over the upper catchments of Rivers Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej. Scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls including one or two very heavy falls were also expected over Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Bahawalpur and D.G.Khan Divisions(Punjab), Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu and D.I.Khan Divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and over the upper catchments of Rivers Indus and Jhelum during the same next 24 hours.
The FFD, Lahore has further predicted moderate to heavy intensity rainfall with one or two very heavy falls over Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sargodha Divisions (Punjab), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the upper catchments of all major rivers during the next 72 hours.—APP