All Main Rivers Continue Flowing Normal: FFC

All main Rivers continue flowing normal: FFC

The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Tuesday has reported all main rivers are flowing normal including Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej amid dropped total live storage in the major water reservoirs.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Tuesday has reported all main rivers are flowing normal including Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej amid dropped total live storage in the major water reservoirs.

According to daily FFC report, actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicate that Tarbela Dam is maintaining 1545.26 feet water level and Mangla reservoir at 1178.10 feet 63.90 feet below its maximum conservation level (MCL) of 1242 feet.

Present combined live storage of three reservoirs which is 8.881 million acre feet (MAF) (64.91 per cent of the total storage capacity of 13.681 MAF).

The report highlighted that, "IRSA is advised to ensure judicious water distribution and management in view of present and future developing scenario".

According to Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore a fresh trough of Westerly Wave presently lies over Northern parts of Afghanistan with weak Seasonal Low continues to prevail over Northern Balochistan and is bringing moist current from Arabian Sea into the upper parts of the country upto 3000 feet.

For the next 24 hours, FFD Lahore has predicted isolated thunderstorm or rain over the upper catchments of all main Rivers including Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha and Lahore Divisions) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Hazara and Malakand Divisions).

Scattered wind thunderstorm or rain with isolated heavy falls (including one or two very heavy falls) may occur over the upper parts of the country from 13th September, 2018 as per WeeklyWeather Outlook of FFD. As a result, flows in Rivers Jhelum and Chenab at rim stations and their tributaries (Local Nullahs) including Hill Torrents of DG Khan Divisions are likely to increase from14th September, 2018.

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