River Indus continues to run in high flood

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LARKANA,: A large numbers of people gather at Khairpur-Larkana Bridge over Indus River to watch the rapid flow of flood water due to narrowness of this bridge, monsoon rain water accumulates behind which has submerged hundreds of villages, in Larkana

SUKKUR, Aug 11: Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said that River Indus is flowing in High Flood in “Guddu-Sukkur” & “Sukkur-Kotri” Reaches.
According to daily FFC report on Tuesday, it is at Medium Flood Stage in “Chashma-Taunsa” Reach and Low Flood in “Tarbela – Kalabagh Reach”.
River Kabul continues to flow in Low Flood in “Warsak – Nowshera Reach”, while River Swat is flowing in Low Flood at Charsadda Road. Other main rivers including Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal.
Due to High Flood Situation in “Guddu-Sukkur” & “Sukkur-Kotri” Reaches, the low lying/riverine areas along River Indus in Sindh Province would be affected.
According to the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, flow in River Sutlej at Ganda Singh Wala is likely to increase from 45,000- 55,000 cusecs on Thursday (afternoon).
The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela Dam is at Maximum Conservation Level of 1550.00 feet, whereas Mangla Dam is at elevation of 1237.85 feet, which is 4.15 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1242.00 feet.
According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, Seasonal Low continues to prevail over Northwestern Balochistan. Weak moist current is penetrating into Punjab & Kashmir upto 3000 feet.
As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, mainly dry weather is expected over most parts of the country during the next 24 hours.
However, isolated thundershowers may occur over Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Gujranwala & D.G. Khan Divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Kohat, Bannu & D.I. Khan Divisions) and Northeastern Balochistan including upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the same period.

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