ISLAMABAD - The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said that River Indus is flowing in Very High Flood at Guddu Barrage, High Flood at Chashma and Sukkur Barrage.

According to daily FFC report here on Sunday, it is in Medium Flood Stage at Kalabagh and Taunsa. River Kabul is also flowing in High Flood at Nowshera and Medium Flood at Warsak, while River Swat at Munda Headworks & Charsadda Road Bridge and River Ravi at Sidhnai Barrage are flowing in Low Flood. Other main rivers including River Jhelum, Chenab and Sutlej are flowing normal.

The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs are at elevations of 1546.00 feet and 1236.70 feet respectively, which are 4.00 feet and 5.30 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

The Dam Management Authorities are advised to take utmost care and vigilance in operation and strictly follow SOPs and safety guidelines.

According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, Saturday’s trough of westerly wave still persists over northern parts of the country, whereas seasonal low continues to prevail over northwestern Balochistan. Yesterdays Monsoon Low over Bahawalpur Division lies over Multan Division, however, it has weakened.

A fresh monsoon low lies over southeastern Behar (India). Moderate moist current is penetrating into Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa up to 5000 feet. As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls is expected over Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Gujranwala & Bahawalpur Divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northeastern Balochistan, besides, upper catchments of all major rivers during the next 24 hours. Isolated thunderstorm/rain of moderate intensity may also occur over upper Sindh & Gilgit-Baltistan during the same period. 4. Due to High to Very High Flood Situation in River Indus at Chashma, Guddu & Sukkur Barrages, the low lying/ riverine areas along River Indus in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Districts Mianwali, DI Khan, Bhakkar & Layyah) and Sindh province (Districts Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Khairpur & Larkana) would be affected.

The low lying areas along River Kabul (Districts Peshawar, Charsadda & Nowshera) have also affected due to Medium to High Flood situation in Warsak Nowshera Reach of River Kabul. The concerned authorities are advised to take necessary precautionary measures, so as to avoid loss of life and minimise damages to private and public property.

Irrigation Departments are advised to ensure round the clock patrolling of flood embankments and make necessary arrangements for flood fighting at vulnerable reaches for safe passage of flood peaks in Rivers Indus & Kabul. Significant rainfall events as reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Cherat = 217 mm, Kohat = 115 mm, Dar-e-Tang = 111 mm, Risalpur = 75 mm, Bahawalpur (Airport = 58 mm & City = 18 mm), D.G. Khan = 57 mm, Tanda Dam = 55 mm, Saidu Sharif = 51 mm, Nowshera = 48 mm, Joharabad & Sahiwal = 45 mm each, Bahawalnagar = 41 mm, Peshawar (Airport = 41 mm & City = 40 mm), Shorkot = 40 mm, D.I. Khan & Okara = 39 mm each, Attock Khairabad & Bhakkar = 38 mm each, Palandri, Balakot & Sargodha (Airport) = 36 mm each, Dhok Pathan = 34 mm, Shinkiari = 31 mm, Gharihala & Dir = 30 mm each, Dratian & Oghi = 28 mm each, Tarbela & Barkhan=25mm each, Rawalakot = 24 mm, Mandibahauddin = 22 mm, Daggar = 21 mm, Chakdara = 20 mm, Lahore (Misri Shah = 19 mm, City = 18 mm, Shahdara = 16 mm, Zahoor Elahi Road = 14 mm, Shahi Qilla = 12 mm & Upper Mall = 11 mm), Noorpur Thal & Malamjabba = 16 mm each, Islamabad.

(Bokra = 15 mm & Saidpur = 12 mm), Drosh = 14 mm, Talhatta = 13 mm, Toba Tek Singh & Faisalabad = 12 mm each and Chakwal, Murree & Chitral = 11 mm each.