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Rivers Indus, Ravi, Kabul, Swat continue to run in medium, low flood.

ISLAMABAD -- The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Monday said that the river Indus was flowing in medium flood at Kalabagh and low flood at Tarbela, Chashma, Taunsa and Guddu Barrage.

According to daily FFC report, the river Ravi was also flowing in low flood at Shahdra while the river Kabul was in medium flood stage at Warsak-Nowshera reach.

The river Swat was also running in low flood at Charsadda Road Bridge.

Other main rivers Jhelum, Chenab and Sutlej were flowing normal.

The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela and Mangla Dams are at elevations of 1536.00 feet and 1212.30 feet respectively, which are 14.00 feet and 29.70 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

The combined live storage position of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla reservoirs is 11.082 MAF as compared to last year's 5.729 MAF.

According to Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, yesterday's trough of Westerly Wave over northern parts of the country today lies over Kashmir and adjoining areas.

Seasonal Low lies over Eastern Iran. Moist current from Arabian Sea is penetrating into upper parts of the country upto 4000 feet.

As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, scattered thunderstorm/rain is expected over Kashmir, Upper Punjab

(Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala & Lahore Divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Northeastern Balochistan including upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the next 24 hours.

Isolated thunderstorm/rain may also occur over Sindh and Southern Punjab (Bahawalpur Division) during the same period.

Significant rainfall events reported by FFD, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Turbat = 46 mm, Khuzdar = 43 mm, Shakargarh = 35 mm, Lasbela = 15 mm, Baba Shah Jalal & Chilas = 14 mm each, Quetta (Sheikhmanda) = 12 mm, Sibbi = 09 mm, Kotnaina = 08 mm and Bahawalpur (Airport) = 06 mm.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Aug 6, 2013
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