ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP -27th Augst,2016) : The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said that all main rivers including Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal but sharp peaks of Medium to High Flood Level are also expected in River Jhelum at Mangla in next 24 hours. According to daily FFC report on Saturday, the river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela & Mangla reservoirs are at elevations of 1541.
60 feet and 1238.75 feet respectively, which are 8.40 feet & 3.25 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet. The combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma & Mangla reservoirs is 13.202 MAF as compared to last year's 14.067 MAF. According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, yesterday's Monsoon Low still persists over Northwestern Bay of Bengal. Yesterday's trough of Westerly Wave over Northern parts of Afghanistan lies over Northern parts of the country.
Weak Seasonal Low continues to prevail over Northeastern Balochistan. Moist current is penetrating into upper parts of the country upto 5000 feet. As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls is expected over the upper catchments of all the major Rivers including Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore & Bahawalpur Divisions, besides, most parts of the country except Western Balochistan during the next 24 hours.
Scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls is expected over the upper catchments of all major Rivers including most parts of the country except Western Balochistan from Sunday to Monday. There is a chance of increase in flow of Hill Torrents of D.G. Khan Division and nullahs (tributaries) of River Ravi & Chenab. Significant rainfall events reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Lahore (Airport) = 49 mm, Ravi Syphon = 47 mm, Malamjabba = 38 mm, Shakar Garh = 20 mm and Pattan = 12 mm.