Tarbela Dam water position improves

2018-08-18T03:19:57+05:00 Fawad Yousafzai

ISLAMABAD  -  With increased inflow in River Indus water position in Tarbela Dam has improved and is likely to reach its peak level of 1550 Feet by Monday.

"Last year Tarbela has achieved its peak level on August 16 however this year it is likely to achieve its peak level by 20th August," official source told The Nation here Friday. The current live storage of Tarbela is 5.775 MAF.

However, Mangla Dam is unlikely achieve its peak level this year due to low flows in Jhelum and Chenab rivers during the season, said the official. Mangla is far from peak level as the current live storage in Mangla is 2.578 MAF against the total capacity of 7.4 MAF.

Last year during the same period the total storage in the country reservoirs was 13.2 MAF which is 8.529 MAF, he said. Adding that the deficiency is mainly because of Mangla.

The position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages Friday is as under:

The total inflows in rivers on Friday were 359600 cusecs while the out flows were outflows were 279600 cusecs.

Last year during the same period inflows were 420000 cusecs.

Inflows in river Indus at Tarbela were 214800 cusecs and outflows 157100 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera inflows 43400 cusecs and outflows 43400 cusecs, inflow in Jhelum at Mangla 32300 cusecs and outflows 10000 cusecs, inflows in Chenab at Marala were 69100 cusecs and outflows 42600 cusecs.

Inflow in Jinnah Barrage were 237800 cusecs and outflows 229800 cusecs, Chashma: inflows 264700 cusecs and outflows 180000 cusecs, Taunsa inflows 287200 cusecs and outflows 266100 cusecs, Panjnad inflows 31700 cusecs and outflows 16900 cusecs Guddu inflows 238800 cusecs and outflows 208300 cusecs, Sukkur: inflows 150500 cusecs and outflows 94800, Kotri inflows 51600 cusecs and outflows 9800 cusecs.

Tarbela against the minimum operating level of 1386 feet is presently at 1545.23 feet. The maximum conservation level of Tarbela is 1550 feet while the live storage of the dam is 5.775 million acre feet (MAF).

Mangla against the minimum operating level of 1050 feet is presently at 1168.20 feet. The maximum conservation level of Mangla is 1242 feet while the live storage is 2.578 MAF.

Chashma against the minimum operating level of 638.15 feet is presently at 646.70 feet. The maximum conservation level of the dam is 649 feet while live storage is 0.176 MAF.


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