No record of 26,000 cusecs water of Indus River
May 29, 2020 03:07 AM
The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) sought an explanation from WAPDA as the Indus River water has ‘started going missing’ along a stretch between Besham and Tarbela Dam as there is no record of the 26,000 cusecs, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.
The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) says the water flow recorded at Besham, located in Shangla district, is 123,000 cusecs but the inflow at Tarbela Dam was 96,000 cusecs notwithstanding the fact that there is neither any canal nor any leakage between the two locations.
Meanwhile, IRSA, about the overall situation, said the total flow in rivers stood at 264,000 cusecs while the outflow from dams was 266,000 cusecs. A total of 6,278,000 acre feet of water was stored in reservoirs, it added.
With an inflow of 96,000 cusecs and outflow of 90,000 cusecs, less water is being stored in Tarbela Dam because of the possibility of flood. Similarly, the inflow and outflow at Mangla Dam were recorded at 61,000 cusecs and 70,000 cusecs respectively.
There is low-level flood in Kabul River where the water flow reached 67,000 cusecs at Nowshera, while the Chenab River inflow at Marla stood at 39,000 cusecs as pressure is increasing on barrages as well.
On the other hand, 623,000 cusecs of water have flowed into the sea since April 1.