Medium to high flooding likely in tributaries of River Ravi in next 48 hours.

ISLAMABAD -- The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) has said that tributaries/local Nullahs of River Ravi may experience medium to high level flooding during the next 48 hours.

The FFD Lahore has also predicted that flows in Rivers Sutlej and Ravi will depend upon the releases of water from India. Upper catchments of Eastern Rivers (Sutlej and Ravi) besides River Chenab are expected to experience heavy to very heavy rains during the next 24-48 hours.

At present, all major rivers including Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej, of the Indus River System are discharging "normal flows".

Tarbela Reservoir Management authorities are maintaining it at its maximum conservation level (MCL: 1550.00 feet) since 28th August 2022. Mangla Reservoir, at present, is at El: 1191.25 feet against its MCL of 1242.00 feet, whereas water level in Chashma Reservoir is 648.30 feet against its MCL of 649.00 feet.

The combined live storage of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla Reservoirs is 9.872 MAF (i.e. 73.34 % of total 13.461 MAF).

Moderate moist currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating into upper parts of the country upto 7,000 feet. Yesterday's low pressure area over Northeastern parts of Rajasthan (India) and adjoining...

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