River Kabul runs in low flood

River Kabul runs in low flood

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said that all main rivers including Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal while River Kabul, is in low flood at Warsak.

According to daily FFC report on Tuesday, the actual main river flows indicates that Tarbela and Mangla reservoir were at levels of 1521.44 feet and 1154.25 feet respectively. Tarbela, Chashma & Mangla reservoir's present combined live storage is 6.454 MAF (47.18 % of the total storage capacity i.e. 13.681 MAF).

Following the gradually increasing inflows at Tarbela, IRSA is ensuring rationalized filling to augment present live storage to further state of consolidation and to ensure minimum shortage in Rabi Season.

A well marked monsoon low has developed over Northwestern Bay of Bengal as reported by FFD, Lahore. Moderate moist currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating into upper parts of the country upto 5000 feet, whereas yesterday's well marked seasonal low continues to prevail over Northwestern Balochistan. Westerly wave trough earlier over Northern parts of Pakistan lies over Kashmir.

Widespread thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls including one/two very heavy falls have been predicted by FFD, Lahore over the upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jhelum & Chenab including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala & Sargodha Divisions of Punjab and Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next 24 hours.

Scattered thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls are also expected over upper catchments of Rivers Ravi, Sutlej, besides, Lahore Division and Peshawar, Kohat & Malakand Divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is also likely during the same period.

Additionally, the present rain generating meteorological activity may result into isolated thunderstorm/rain over Faisalabad, Sahiwal & D.G. Khan Divisions of Punjab and Northeastern Balochistan during the same period.

Low to medium floods in the tributaries/ nullahs of Rivers Ravi & Chenab is expected as a consequence during the next 2 days. 

Present wet spell is anticipated to continue during the next 48 hours.

Twin cities of Islamabad & Rawalpindi have experienced heavy rainfall during the preceding 12 hours resulting into flooding in Lai Nullah (14.80 feet Gauge at Kattarian Bridge at 02:10 am & 12.50 feet at Gawalmandi Bridge at 02:40 am).

Nevertheless the flood level remained under the danger level of 20 feet, however, low lying areas in Rawalpindi got inundated with no causality reported.