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Water level continuously rising in Sutlej, Chenab River

Water level continuously rising in Sutlej, Chenab River
August 21, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – Water level continuously increasing in Sutlej and Chenab River as presently 60,000 cusecs of water is passing through Head Ganda Singh. The water released by India into the Sutlej River, in sheer violation of the Indus Water Treaty has inundated more than two dozen villages on both sides of the river bed in Kasur district. According to rescue sources, up to 90 per cent of the three most affected villages have been evacuated. The district administration has set up 17 relief camps to accommodate affected people. The district administration has set up 17 relief camps to accommodate affected people. According to the PDMA spokesperson 100,000 cusecs water from Indian side is expected to Pakistan today. India has not informed Pakistan about the release of water in River Sutlej till now. India is bound to inform Pakistan from July 1 as per the agreement. Soon after the discharge of water by India, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued an alert urging the administrations of Kasur and other districts located at the bank of River Sutlej to initiate necessary measures to tackle emergencies. According to the NDMA, India had also opened three out of five spillways of Ladakh Dam. The spokesperson further informed that water level in River Sutlej is rising rapidly as 100,000 to 150,000 cusecs water from Indian side is expected to enter Ganda Singh Wala during next 12 hours. This flood water is expected to pass through Sulemanki Headworks on August 23 and reach Islam Headworks on August 25 and finally enter River Chenab in Panjnad on August 28. Meanwhile, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has completed all preventive measures with the help of local administration, Rescue 1122 and Pakistan Army personnel and asked the people of rural areas along the banks of Sutlej to move to safer places.