Water level in Mangla Dam recedes to dead level

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Water level in Mangla Dam recedes to dead level

MIRPUR (AJK): (APP): Water level in the country’s biggest Mangla dam's reservoir has receded to dead level of 1040 feet, it was officially told.

Official sources told APP Monday that water level in Mangla Dam on Monday went down to dead level of 1068.45 feet and it was gradually receding.

1242 feet is the maximum conservation of water in the reservoir of the country,s largest dam located in Mirpur district of AJK.

Inflows of Jhelum River in Mangla dam reservoir on Monday was 38100 cusecs against the outflows of 39100 cusecs of water from the dam, the sources said.

The sources said there has also been a considerable decline in per day power generation from Mangla dam following the receding of water level in the reservoir.

The position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with reservoirs levels and the barrages on Monday was reported as under:-

Rivers: Indus at Tarbela: Inflows 22300 cusecs and Outflows 20000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 16300 cusecs and Outflows 16300 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla: Inflows 38100 cusecs and Outflows 31900 cusecs, Chenab at Marala: Inflows 14900 cusecs and Outflows 6500 cusecs.

Barrages: Jinnah: Inflows 51200 cusecs and Outflows 49200 cusecs, Chashma: Inflows 42200 cusecs and Outflows 35000 cusecs, Taunsa: Inflows 21100 cusecs and Outflows 21100 cusecs, Panjnad: Inflows 2800 cusecs and Outflows 2800 cusecs, Guddu: Inflows 22200 cusecs and Outflows 19900 cusecs, Sukkur: Inflows 16100 cusecs and Outflows 3300 cusecs, Kotri: Inflows 3000 cusecs and Outflows Nil.

Reservoirs ( Level and Storage):

Tarbela: Minimum operating level 1380 feet, present level 1384.85 feet, maximum conservation level 1550 feet, live storage today 0.055 million acre feet (MAF).

Mangla: Minimum operating level 1040 feet, present level 1068.45 feet, maximum conservation level 1242 feet, live storage today 0.175 MAF.

Chashma: Minimum operating level 637 feet, present level 642.30 feet, maximum conservation level 649 feet, live storage today 0.186 MAF.

The inflows and outflows of River Indus at Tarbela and Chashma, River Kabul at Nowshera and River Jhelum at Mangla have been reflected as mean flows of 24 hours, whereas the other flows have been gauged at 6.00 a.m.