Water Supply Through CJ-Link Canal Reduced
PUNJAB on Monday reduced irrigation supplies through Chashma-Jhelum Link Canal from the Indus River due to ample inflow of water from Chenab and Jhelum rivers.
According to a senior official of the provincial irrigation department, Punjab had asked the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) to reduce water release in the C-J Link Canal from the Indus river to 5,000 cusecs from 15,000 cusecs. He said the release in Greater Thal Canal was also being curtailed to 1,000 cusecs from 2,500 cusecs.
ìWe are getting good inflows in Chenab River at Marala and Jhelum River at Mangla Dam, said the official and added thatís why we had resorted to reducing supplies from the Indus River. He said the step would also help early filling of the Tarbela Dam.
Meanwhile, healthy inflows are still being recorded at all rivers. On July 26, inflow at Indus at Tarbela was 221,400 cusecs, at Kabul at Nowshera it was 53,300 cusecs, at Jhelum at Mangla it was 46,000 cusecs and at Chenab at Marala, the inflow was 83,200 cusecs.
On the other hand, the outflow of water from Kotri Barrage in Sindh province into the sea had increased to 35,065 cusecs.
Augmented flows in rivers have led to an increase in storage level of main reservoirs. Level of Tarbela was raised to 1507.46 on Monday with 4.463 Million Acre Feet (MAF) of water. Manglaís level was increased to 1196.80 ft with storage of 4.253 MAF.