Water crisis: Tarbela Dam reaches dead level

08 Jul, 2018 2:09 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The country facing acute shortage of water as Tarbela Dam on Sunday reached the dead level due to low rainfall.

As per details garnered, there is zero water storage in the dam. “Inflow of River Indus at Tarbela was 115,000 cusecs of water and outflows were 123,000 cusecs,” it said. The water storage level at the dam is 1,550 feet while its dead level is 1,386 feet. The flow and discharge of water from Tarbela Dam is roughly equal.

“The water storage level in the Mangla dam is 1,122 feet against its dead level of 1,050 feet. The water level in Chashma Barrage is currently at 644 feet,” it has been reported. Pakistan is said to be suffering from a water crisis.

River Chenab at Marala spot was 49000 cusecs of water inflow, while due to the dead level water in the dams fear of loss the corps.

It is pertinent to mention here that the reports by United Nations Development Programme as well as the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources have alerted that the country will reach absolute water scarcity by the year 2025.



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