Tarbela-Mangla Dam to reach dead level


ISLAMABAD: The Tarbela and Mangla dams are estimated to reach their dead level in the next two months if dry weather persists, as the water level in both the dams has dropped to 1.3 million acre hectare feet. According to sources in the Water and Power Ministry, if the rainy season does not start by February, water in dams will reach their dead level due to severe scarcity of rains.

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They said that water table beneath the earth was also plunging down with a great pace, and cultivation of crops in the months of March and April could also be affected by virtue of acute shortage of water in the country. Experts have also expressed fear that the country may face severe type of water disaster in the absence of new dams.

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