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12 Sindh districts under threat as high flood to pass through “Guddu-Sukkur”

Federal Flood Commission on Tuesday has warned that a super flood could create further destruction in Sindh as River Indus in “Guddu-Sukkur” reach is likely to sustain Exceptionally High Flood Level during the next 2-3 days with flood peak ranging from 1,000,000 – 1,100,000 cusecs thus increasing danger of floods in 12 Sindh districts.

Under this scenario, inundation and riverine flooding in low lying areas of Districts Khairpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu, Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Nausheroferoze could occur therefore all concerned agencies have already been informed by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, to take precautionary measures in order to avoid loss of human lives and damages to private & public infrastructure.

The FFC report further says that River Indus is flowing in Low Flood with rising trend at Kotri Barrage. It is likely to attain Medium Flood Level during the next 24 hours. Under this scenario, the inundation and riverine flooding of low lying areas of Districts Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin and adjoining areas along the river is expected

The river is in High Flood with rising trend at Chashma and falling trend at Taunsa. It is in Medium Flood with falling trend at Kalabagh. River Kabul is in High Flood with falling trend at Nowshera and in Medium Flood with rising trend at Warsak. River Chenab is also experiencing Medium Flood with falling trend at Panjnad, whereas River Jhelum is in Low Flood with falling trend at Rasul.

Tarbela and Mangla Dams are at elevations of 1544.22 feet and 1206.00 feet, respectively, which are 5.78 feet and 4.00 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1210.00 feet.



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