High flood warning issued for Punjab Rivers
LAHORE - A high flood alert has been issued as heavy rains with gusty winds are forecasted in Punjab on Sunday. “Very high flood level is expected from September 23 in River Chenab at Marala and downstream, River Jhelum at Mangla, Rivers Ravi, and Sutlej along with associated nullahs of Rivers Chenab and Ravi.”
However, the scale of the water level in Rivers Ravi and Sutlej in Pakistan depends on releases from India, the department further added. “Flood situation in Pakistan in Rivers Sutlej and Ravi will depend upon the outflows from Indian reservoirs,” the statement further read.
“High to very high flood situation is expected in River Chenab along with associated nullahs of Rivers Chenab and Ravi. Flows are also likely to increase in River Jhelum,” the FFD added.
Yesterday, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) forecasted a heavy to very heavy rainfall in Lahore, Sialkot, Hafizabad, and Narowal for the next two days.