Tarbela Dam water level reach at ‘dead level’


Water level of Tarbela Dam on Sunday has reached on dead level of 1380 feet, disclosed daily report of the dam. It said that water level of the dam is very critical; water inflow in the dam was 24300 cusecs feet while the outflow was 30000 cusecs feet and if the situation persists the outflow would decrease.
Officials have shut down five power generation plants whereas only seven are producing 500 MW electricity. The working units are not producing electricity with full capacity.
Lack of water in Tarbaila dam would affect Khrafee crops in Punjab and Sindh provinces. Usually water inflow increases from April owing to snow melting but this year unexpected heavy snowfall in the Khyber Phaktoonkhaw and Northern areas of Pakistan during April has decreased temperature leading to late snow melting.
The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Saturday released 146,800 cusecs water from various rim stations with inflow of 134,100 cusecs. According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1381.37 feet, which was 1.37 feet higher than its dead level of 1,380 feet.
Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 24,300 cusecs while outflow was recorded as 30,000 cusecs. The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1115.55 feet, which was 75.55 feet higher than its dead level of 1040 feet whereas the inflow and outflow of water was recorded as 58,000 and 65,000 cusecs respectively.
The release of water at Kalabagh, Taunsa and Sukkur was recorded as 47,300, 38,900 and 10,400 cusecs respectively. Similarly, from the Kabul River, a total of 20,600 cusecs of water was released at Nowshera and 16,000 cusecs released from the Chenab River at Marala.—APP

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