Floods threat issued as India opens spillways for two dams without prior information to Pakistan
*ISLAMABAD - Floods threat issued as India opens spillways for two dams without prior information to Pakistan.*
*There is a threat of flooding in the Sutlej and Indus rivers because India has opened the spillways of two dams without informing Pakistan. *
The NDMA and PDMA have written letters to local authorities, urging them to stay alert and take precautionary measures to prevent loss of lives.
According to the NDMA, India opened three spillways of the Ladakh Dam, which has created a threat of flooding in the Sutlej River. The water level is currently at 14.5 feet and it is feared that between 150,000 and 200,000 cusecs of water could enter the river.
Special camps have been set up in Attari, Jamal Kot and Sulemanki. The NDMA says the water level will begin rising at Ganda Singh Wala at around 11am.
The administration should be ready to take emergency measures, wrote the NDMA in its letter. It has also alerted the authorities of the Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority and district administrations of areas along the Indus River.