ISLAMABAD: The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) Monday said that the River Chenab is flowing in high flood with falling trend in Khanki-Qadirabad while it is at low flood stage with falling trend at Marala and with rising trend at Trimmu Headworks.
According to daily FFC report on Monday, the River Jhelum is also flowing in Medium Flood at Rasul Barrage and Low Flood at Mangla, whereas River Ravi is flowing in High Flood at Balloki and Medium Flood at Shahdra.
Other main Rivers including Indus and Sutlej are flowing normal.
The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela Dam is at elevation of 1538.12 feet, which is 11.88 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1550.00 feet, whereas Mangla Dam is at elevation of 1240.70 feet i.e. 1.30 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1242.00 feet.
The combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla reservoirs is 13.336 MAF as compared to last year’s 13.845 MAF.
According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, flood flow at Trimmu Headworks is likely to be around 900,000 cusecs whereas the designed capacity of Trimmu Barrage is 645,000 cusecs.
As a result, Athara Hazari and adjoining abadies are likely to be affected in breaching case.
The River Indus at Guddu Barrage is likely to attain High to Very High Flood level on Septermber 13-14. River Indus at Sukkur is likely to attain High to Very High Flood level on September 14 and 15.
Irrigation Department, Government of the Punjab and Sindh have been advised to ensure strict vigilance/ patrolling of flood embankment on round the clock basis, besides, arranging Flood fighting material, labour & machinery at all vulnerable sites for flood fighting and safety of bunds for smooth passage of flood peak.
Other concerned organizations have also been advised to remain Alert and take necessary precautionary measures to reduce / avoid loss of life and damage to private and public property.
According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, yesterday’s Well Marked Monsoon Low over Chhattisgarh (India) has moved Westwards and lies over Southeastern Madhya Pradesh (India).
Seasonal Low continues to prevail over Western Balochistan.
As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, mainly dry weather is expected over most parts of the country during the next 24 hours.
However, isolated thunderstorm/ rain may occur over submountainous areas of Punjab (Rawalpindi & Gujranwala Divisions),Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Bannu & Kohat Divisions, besides,Mohmand, Bajaur & Waziristan Agencies, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir including upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej during the same period.
No significant rainfall event has been reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours except for Saidu Sharif = 11 mm and Dhok Pathan = 10 mm.