India likely to release 1,75,000 cusecs of flood water in Ravi tonight
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India is likely to release 1,75,000 cusecs of flood water in Ravi, which will turn into a high flood in the river, reported 24News HD TV Channel on Monday.
Deputy Commissioner Narowal and Flood Forecasting Division have apprehended that there is a possibility of passing 1 lakh 71 thousand cusecs of the water tonight at the place of Jassar, Narowal tonight. Currently, the flow of water at Jassar is 9000 cusecs.
The officials feared that the flood could submerge hundreds of acres of land in Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Okara, Sahiwal, Khanewal, and Multan. The irrigation department and district administration have been alerted.
According to DC Narowal, a relay of 50,000 cusecs water is passing through the river at present. The water of Nala Bai flows into the river. All the teams of the district administration are on alert and are present in the field.
Presently, there is a medium flood in the Ravi river near Shakargarh as 50 thousand cusecs of flood water is passing.
There is flooding in the Nala Dek, Pasarur again. At this time, 38,000 cusecs flood water is passing in Nala which has a capacity of 25,000 cusecs of water to pass through.
The water level in the Chenab river near Wazirabad has increased again, due to recent rains. Water discharge at Marala Headworks in Chenab river is 178500 cusecs while Water flow near Wazirabad is 195950 cusecs. Water inflow in Chenab River at Qadirabad headworks is 79962 cusecs while outflow is 60962 cusecs. A flood warning to the adjacent areas of Wazirabad had been issued.
Meanwhile, the flood relay coming from the Taunsa area in Kot Addu has also washed away the remaining houses of people in adjacent villages as the people of the area have started shifting their belongings.
The flood water coming from the Sulaiman Mountains caused destruction in Taunsa, Kot Chutta of Dera Ghazi Khan, adjoining tribal areas, and Rajanpur. These areas were severely affected while many houses collapsed due to the floodwater, many people, animals and vehicles were washed away in the water, the roads to the tribal areas were cut off, and people were forced to migrate.
Reporter: Ali Ramey, Yasir Arafat, Ishtiaq Rabbani