Kabul River con­tin­ues to flow in low flood

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—The River Kabul on Satur­day con­tin­ued to flow in low flood at WarsakNow­shera reach while all main rivers in­clud­ing In­dus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sut­lej were flow­ing nor­mal.

Ac­cord­ing to the Fed­eral Flood Com­mis­sion (FFC) re­port, the ac­tual river flows and reser­voir el­e­va­tions in­di­cated that Tar­bela and Mangla reser­voirs were at el­e­va­tions of 1509.48 feet and 1215.70 feet re­spec­tively, which are 40.52 feet & 26.30 feet be­low their re­spec­tive Max­i­mum Con­ser­va­tion Lev­els of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

The com­bined live stor­age ca­pac­ity of Tar­bela, Chashma and Mangla reser­voirs is 9.830 MAF as com­pared to last year’s 8.962 MAF. Ac­cord­ing to Flood Fore­cast­ing Divi­sion, La­hore, Fri­day’s trough of westerly wave over north­east­ern Afghanistan lies over north­ern parts of the coun­try.

Well marked sea­sonal low lies over north­east­ern Balochistan with its trough ex­tend­ing north­east­wards. Moist cur­rent from Bay of Ben­gal is pen­e­trat­ing into up­per parts of the coun­try upto 5000 feet.

Mod­er­ate flood­ing is ex­pected in Aik, Palku, Deg, Bas­an­tar and Bein Nul­lahs dur­ing the same pe­riod. Wide­spread thun­der­storm/rain is ex­pected over Ba­hawalpur, Sahi­wal, La­hore, Faisalabad, Sar­godha, Gu­jran­wala and Rawalpindi di­vi­sions dur­ing the pe­riod from July 3-4. Scat­tered thun­der­show­ers with heavy fall at iso­lated places may also oc­cur over up­per catch­ments of all ma­jor rivers in­clud­ing Pe­shawar, Ko­hat, Bannu, Malakand, Hazara and D.G Khan di­vi­sions dur­ing the same pe­riod.—APP

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