Top Stories- Pakistan's water reservoirs approaching dead level

Top Stories- Pakistan's water reservoirs approaching dead level


Pakistan is facing the worst effects of the climate change and is ranked as 7th most dangerous country in terms of vulnerable to Climate Changes effects. At the same time the water reservoirs in Pakistan are fast depleting adding woes to the worries.

The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has warned that the water level in the country’s major reservoirs is alarmingly low and could reach the dead level by March 10.

IRSA spokesperson Khalid Rana said the current water situation has arisen after three to four years in Pakistan mainly because of last year’s drought which continued for four months.

Sharing details, he said the current water level in Tarbela Dam was recorded at 1,400 feet and in Mangla Dam at 1,079 feet.  However, the dead level for Tarbela Dam is 1,380 feet and for Mangla Dam 1,040 feet, he said.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted light to moderate showers next week but it will not help increase the water level in the major water reservoirs.

He said the PMD has predicted a few spells of showers starting from Tuesday.