Tarbela Dam hits its peak level of 1,550 feet

By: News Desk      Published: 11:55 AM, 1 Sep, 2021
Tarbela Dam hits its peak level of 1,550 feet
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Pakistan’s major water reservoir Tarbela Dam on Wednesday filled to its full capacity by achieving peak level of 1,550 feet, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Officials at the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) said Tarbela is currently at 1,550 feet and attaining its peak level means that the country has enough water for the upcoming Rabi season starting from October 1st.

The IRSA officials say rains and melting ice became catalysts for filling the country’s major reservoir and this water will benefit farmers and agriculture.

Tarbela is an earth-filled dam along the Indus River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and located in Swabi mainly and in some area of Haripur district.

Completed in 1976, the dam was designed to utilize water from the Indus River for irrigation, flood control, and the generation of hydroelectric power by storing flows during the monsoon period and subsequently releasing stored water during the low flow the period in winter.

On Monday, inflows in River Indus at Tarbela were 179300 cusecs against the outflows of 143900 cusecs, inflows in Kabul at Nowshera 22800 cusecs and outflows 22800 cusecs, inflows in Jhelum at Mangla were 17300 cusecs and outflows 29400 cusecs, inflows in Chenab at Marala were 48300 cusecs and outflows 13000 cusecs.