Kabul River continues to flow in low flood
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