Altaf Hamid Rao.
Water level in Mangla Dam at rapid decline,
MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : Following heavy snow fall on upper reaches of the Himalayan belt and resultant decline in water level in the country’s Mangla dam’s reservoir as it receded to greater extent swiftly reaching towards the dead level of 1040 feet.
Official sources Tuesday confirmed to our Special AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao that water level in the Mangla Dam receded to 1173.60 feet as recorded on Tuesday. The water level in the reservoir is at the verge continual decline following irrigation of the agricultural lands in concerned down parts of the country under the stipulated annual seasonal schedule.
1242 is the maximum conservation of water level in the reservoir of the largest dam in the country, located in Mirpur district of AJK.
Meanwhile, the position of the river inflows and outflows at Mangla, Tarbela, and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages remained on Tuesday as under:-
Rivers: Indus at Tarbela: Inflows 15300 cusecs and Outflows 35000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 7200 cusecs and Outflows 7200 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla: Inflows 9900 cusecs and Outflows 15000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala: Inflows 6700 cusecs and Outflows Nil cusecs.
Barrages: Jinnah: Inflows 43200 cusecs and Outflows 43200 cusecs, Chashma: Inflows: 45900 cusecs and Outflows 49000 cusecs, Taunsa: Inflows 41400 cusecs and Outflows 40900 cusecs, Panjnad: Inflows 6400 cusecs and Outflows 2100 cusecs, Guddu: Inflows 30400 cusecs and Outflows 27300 cusecs, Sukkur: Inflows 24900 cusecs and Outflows 7000 cusecs Kotri: Inflows 8700 cusecs and Outflows 500 cusecs.
Reservoirs (Level and Storage):
Tarbela: Minimum operating level 1392 feet, present level 1464.72 feet, maximum conservation level 1550 feet, live storage today 1.728 million acre feet (MAF).
Mangla: Minimum operating level 1050 feet, present level 1173.60 feet, maximum conservation level 1242 feet, live storage today 2.846 MAF.
Chashma: Minimum operating level 638.15 feet, present level 642.70 feet, maximum conservation level 649 feet, live storage to day 0.072 MAF.
The inflows and outflows of River Indus at Tarbela, Jinnah and Chashma, River Kabul at Nowshera and River Jhelum at Mangla have been reflected as mean flows of 24 hours, whereas the other flows have been gauged at 6.00 a.m on Tuesday.