Water in country's dams at lowest-ever level

Water in country's dams at lowest-ever level

ISLAMABAD: The combined water storage capacity in the country’s dams is at its lowest point in history, reported on Monday citing sources.

According to officials of the Indus River System Authority , the country’s dams are facing an acute water shortage due to the lack of rains this year.

Officials said the total capacity stands at 900,000 acre-feet with the country’s two biggest dams — Tarbela and Mangla — holding 128,000 acre-feet and 718,000 acre-feet respectively.

Officials also said that the water capacity at Chashma Barrage is 44,000 acre-feet only.

With Pakistan on the brink of a severe water crisis, the Supreme Court chief justice is also helping to resolve the matter and recently chaired a meeting of experts wherein it was decided that two dams would be made in the country on a war-footing.