Medium flood expected in Ravi and Chenab in next three days

Lahore, 28th July: Medium flood is expected in rivers Chenab and Ravi in the next three days after heavy rainfall was reported in catchment areas.

According to reports from the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Ravi and Chenab rivers are expected to surge to medium flooding within the next three days due to heavy rainfall.

According to details, the water level in rivers is continuously rising as River Indus is flowing with 2,73,000 cusecs at Tarbela Dam, while the water flow at Maralla headworks has surged to 1,08,000 cusecs.

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Meanwhile, water flow in River Jhelum measured up to 45,000 cusecs at Mangla and River Ravi is flowing with 36,000 cusecs at Shahdara.

Earlier, the FFD had warned of a very high flood in Jhelum and Chenab rivers during the end of July. It said that the water flow in River Jhelum at upstream Mangla is likely to rise to a high-level flood from 28th to 30th July.

Furthermore, River Chenab will also undergo high flooding at Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad during the above-mentioned period.

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Therefore the FDD had also cautioned against heavy falls over the upper catchments of all major rivers along with North and Northeast Punjab and DG Khan division from 27th to 30th July.

Meanwhile, Baaghi TV reported earlier that catastrophic rain fell in Islamabad last night with as many as 330 mm flooding the twin cities of Pakistan.

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