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Chenab, Ravi rivers continue to run in flood

Pakistan News : The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said that presently, the River Chenab is flowing in very high flood at Trimmu while the River Ravi is in low flood in Balloki-Sidhnai reach.

According to daily FFC report on Thursday, other main Rivers including Indus, Jhelum and Sutlej are flowing normal.

The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicate that Mangla Dam has attained its Maximum Conservation Level of 1242.00 feet.

Tarbela Dam is at elevation of 1542.62 feet, which is 7.38 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1550.00 feet.

The combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma & Mangla reservoirs is 13.695 MAF as compared to last year’s 13.772 MAF.

According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, yesterday’s Monsoon Low continues to prevail over Southern Uttar Pradesh (India) and has weakened. Seasonal Low lies over Northern Balochistan.

125 villages inundated

Almost 125 villages got inundated in Multan district due to rising water level in Chenab, prompting administration to speed up on-going evacuation process likely to conclude by Thursday evening.

ADC/focal person district flood control cell Ali Annan Qamar said that 25 relief camps were functional to provide shelter, food and other facilities to the affected people.

District administration was providing food hampers, mineral water to the affected people who were being persuaded to cook their food at the camps.

He said that majority of the people have been evacuated from the low-lying areas of Multan district by virtue of active participation of Pakistan Army Jawans, rescuers of Rescue 1122, police and staff from other departments.

He, however, added that some people were still stranded but hoped their evacuation to safer places would be completed today.

Multan Corps Commander visit

Multan Corps Commander Lt Gen Abid Pervaiz took an aerial view of the flooded areas of Multan and Muzaffargarh districts to review protective arrangements on Thursday.

The Corps Commander also put arrangements in place to successfully meet requirements of people who would be affected following the passage of the flood wave through Chenab river in Multan, says a release issued by ISPR Multan on Thursday. -APP

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