River Sutlej may face flood situation at Ganda Singh point during next ten to fifteen hours. Flood Forecasting Division of Met Department in Lahore said that Ganda Singh point is currently at Below Low Flood level, with current water flow of over thirty five thousand cusecs, which is expected to be risen upto one lac forty thousand cusecs to one lac fifty thousand cusecs during next ten to fifteen hours.
Palku Nullah at Sialkot is in Medium flood situation with current water flow of three thousand one hundred cusecs. In Punjab, all other rivers and nullahs are flowing normally. River Sindh is currently in Medium Flood at Guddu with a flow of 415,666 cusecs and out flow of 375,466 cusecs, while in Low Flood at Sukkur with in flow of 353,287 cusecs and out flow of 294,162. –NNR/Khokhar
Earlier, India has released at least 150,000 to 200,000 cusecs of water into the Sutlej river without informing Pakistani authorities of the move. The disaster management authority said that the flood alert had been issued in order to avoid the loss of lives and properties.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met) has also issued a flood/weather advisory. According to the department, “very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall has been observed over the upper and lower catchments of Rivers Sutlej, Beas and Ravi during the last 72 hours”.
Meanwhile, the PDMA KP director-general wrote a letter to various provincial deputy commissioners with an alert regarding India opening the water outlet of Alchi dam. As per the dispatch, the water would take 12 hours to reach Tarbela dam and around 15-18 hours to reach Dera Ismail Khan.
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17 November, 2019