Severe water crisis looms as water level in Mangla and Tarbela Dams reduced drastically

Severe water crisis looms as water level in Mangla and Tarbela Dams reduced drastically
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ISLAMABAD - Water levels in the major Dams of Mangla and Tarbela have drastically reduced.

Authorities have warned of an imminent shortage of water in the country as water levels in two key dams recede.

According to Indus River System Authority (IRSA), which regulates and monitors the distribution of water sources of Indus River, water levels in Tarbela and Mangla dams are declining, which could lead to severe water scarcity in the country in the next few days.

The water level in Tarbela dam is currently at 1,416ft, only 30ft above the ‘dead level’. In Mangla dam , the water level is 1,113ft which is only 63ft above the crisis level, the authority said.

The two dams could not get enough water to be filled to their maximum capacity this year. Resultantly, any water scarcity could lessen the share of water for Sindh and Punjab, it said.

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