Tarbela likely to reach at dead level

Tarbela likely to reach at dead level

ISLAMABAD: Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has said Tarbela dam is expected to reach its dead level on Sunday and it will be first time in the history.

IRSA spokesman said the authority had increased outflows from Mangla from 25,000 cusecs to 45,000 cusecs. However, he said that a weather system having good rainfall will approach by Tuesday and Wednesday which may again increase inflows in all major rivers.

IRSA released 269,200 cusecs water from various rim stations against inflow of 272,800 cusecs. Water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1387.82 feet, which was 07.82 feet higher than its dead level of 1,380 feet.

Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 133,100 cusecs while outflow as 145,200 cusecs.

The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1123.70 feet, which was 83.70 feet higher than its dead level of 1,040 feet whereas the inflow and outflow of water was recorded as 46,500 cusecs and 30,800 cusecs respectively.

The release of water at Kalabagh, Taunsa and Sukkur was recorded as 183,100, 183,300 and 35,100 cusecs respectively.

Similarly, from the Kabul River, 49,800 cusecs of water was released at Nowshera and 13,500 cusecs from the Chenab River at Marala. APP/AFP