Water Release and River Levels in Pakistan: IRSA Report

Tue May 14 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has reported the release of 217,000 cusecs of water from various rim stations, with an inflow of 239,700 cusecs. Key data from IRSA reveals the current water levels and flows across major rivers and dams in Pakistan.

At Tarbela Dam, the water level in the River Indus stands at 1470.00 feet, indicating an elevation 72.00 feet higher than its dead level of 1,398 feet. The dam recorded an inflow of 61,200 cusecs and an outflow of 60,000 cusecs, contributing to the management of water resources in the region.

Similarly, at Mangla Dam on the River Jhelum, the water level is reported at 1173.30 feet, surpassing its dead level by 123.30 feet. The inflow and outflow of water at Mangla Dam were recorded at 63,900 cusecs and 42,000 cusecs respectively, highlighting the significant water management activities taking place.

The release of water from key points such as Kalabagh, Taunsa, Guddu, and Sukkur has been documented, with respective volumes of 130,200, 68,100, 43,800, and 13,500 cusecs. Additionally, from River Kabul, a total of 80,400 cusecs of water has been released at Nowshera, while River Chenab saw a release of 19,700 cusecs at Marala.

These updates provide crucial information for monitoring water levels and flows in Pakistan’s river systems, facilitating effective water resource management and ensuring the safety and stability of dams and surrounding areas.




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