All Major Rivers Flowing Normal: FFC

All major rivers flowing normal: FFC

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -29th Augst,2016) : The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said presently, all main rivers including Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal.

According to daily FFC report, the river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs are at elevations of 1542.58 feet and 1237.60 feet respectively, which are 7.42 feet & 4.40 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet. The combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma & Mangla reservoirs is 13.148 MAF as compared to last year's 14.067 MAF.

According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, a Low Pressure Area lies over Northwestern Rajasthan (India) & adjoining Bahawalpur Division. Yesterday's Monsoon Low continues to prevail over Northwestern Bay of Bengal whereas yesterday's trough of Westerly Wave still persists over Kashmir.

Weak Seasonal Low lies over Northern Balochistan. Moist current is penetrating into Central & Lower parts of the country upto 7000 feet. As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls and one or two very heavy falls is expected over Bahawalpur Division and Southeastern Sindh during the next 24 hours.

Isolated thunderstorm/rain may occur over the upper catchments of all major Rivers including North- Northeastern Punjab i.e. Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala & Lahore Divisions, besides, D.G.

Khan Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northeastern Balochistan during the same period. Flow of Hill Torrents of D.G. Khan Division is also expected to increase during the next 24 hours. Scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls and one or two very heavy falls is expected over the upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej from 30th August - 1 st September, 2016, which may generate Sharp peaks of Medium to High Flood Level in Rivers Jhelum & Chenab including nullahs (tributaries) of Rivers Ravi and Chenab from 31st August 2016.

Significant rainfall events reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Dadu=61 mm, Sahiwal=35 mm, Karachi (Landhi=54 mm, Faisal Base & Met. Observatory=31 mm each, Airport=30 mm, Gulistan-e-Johar=29 mm, Gulshan-e-Hadeed=25 mm, North Karachi=18 mm & Masroor=10 mm), Domel=33 mm, Okara=24 mm, Mirpur Khas=23 mm, Hattian Bala & Mangla=21 mm each, Muzaffarabad=20 mm, Palandri=19 mm, Hyderabad=15 mm, Kakul & Rawalakot=14 mm each, Bahawalnagar=12 mm and Parachinar=11 mm.