Irsa says water level in dams reaches 3.4maf
July 12, 2022 05:06 PM
After a record rainfall across the country, the water level in dams has reached 3.4 Million Acre Feet (MAF), reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.
According to Irsa, the total flow in country’s rivers was recorded 446,000 Cusecs. 319,000 Cusecs water is being released for Sindh and Punjab barrages.
However, Irsa informed that ice melting process at glaciers in Skardu and other northern areas was slowed down due to dropping temperature owing to which there was reduction in the water inflow in rivers in northern areas.
In Sindh River, the water inflow at Tarbela is 265,000 Cusecs and its outflow is 157,000 Cusecs. Irsa said that 2.3 million acre feet water was stored in Tarbela Dam whereas 6 million water was required to fill it up to its capacity.
Irsa informed that Kabul River was in low flood and at Nowshera, the water inflow was recorded 68,000 Cusecs.
In Jhelum River, the water inflow at Mangla is recorded 34,000 Cusecs whereas the outflow is 15,000 Cusecs. The water storage in Mangla Dam is 860,000 acre feet at present while the total capacity of the reservoir is 7 MAF.
In Chenab River, the water inflow at Marala is recorded 78,000 Cusecs.
In Gaddu Barrage, the water inflow is recorded 145,000 Cusecs while at Sukkur the inflow is recorded 90,000 Cusecs.
The water inflow in Kotri Barrage is recorded 20,000 Cusecs while 4,000 Cusecs water is being wasted into sea.
Reporter Awais Kiyani