Water Inflows In Rivers Improve
Water inflows in all rivers have improved significantly, thanks to rains in upper areas and relatively hot temperature in catchment area.
According to water flows report issued by Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) here on Sunday, inflow of Indus River at Tarbela was recorded at 257,000 cusecs on July 11, 2010 against 203,000 cusecs registered on July 09. Similarly, inflow of Kabul River at Nowshera was 68,100 cusecs against 58,200 cusecs recorded a couple of days back. Increased flow of water has caused flood like situation in Indus River at Tarbela, Kalabagh and Chashma. However, the flood level has been described as low. Kabul River at Nowshera; however is running at medium flood level.
Other tributaries of Indus including Jehlum and Chenab have also witnessed greater inflows. On Sunday, water inflow at Jehlum River at Mangla was 51,900 cusecs against July 9 inflow of 47,000 cusecs. Chenab inflow at Marala was 77,400 cusecs against July inflow of just 57,000 cusecs. More importantly, FFD has forecast further increase in inflow of water at Indus River at Tarbela, Kabul River at Nowshera and Chenab River at Marala. On the other hand, outflow of water from Kotri Barrage into sea continued for third consecutive day.