ISLAMABAD,(Pakistan Point News - 17th August, 2016) : The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said that all main rivers including Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal, except for River Indus, which continues to flow in low flood in "Guddu-Sukkur" Reach. According to daily FFC report, the river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Mangla Dam has attained its Maximum Conservation Level of 1242.00 feet since August 16, whereas Tarbela Dam is at elevation of 1539.
40 feet, i.e. 10.60 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1550.00 feet. The combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma & Mangla reservoirs is 13.366 MAF as compared to last year's 13.797 MAF. According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, yesterday's Monsoon Low over Northern Bay of Bengal has remained stationary and converted into Depression. Yesterday's trough of Westerly Wave over Kashmir and adjoining areas has moved away Eastwards.
Seasonal Low lies over Northeastern Balochistan. Weak moist current from Arabian Sea is penetrating into upper parts of the country 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 thunderstorm/ rain may occur over the upper catchments of all major Rivers including North and Northeastern Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala & Lahore Divisions), besides, Northeastern Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the same period. Significant rainfall events reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Lahore (Gulshan Ravi = 24 mm, Samanabad = 17 mm, Iqbal Town = 13 mm, Gulberg = 12 mm, Upper Mall = 11 mm, City & Shahi Qilla = 10 mm each).