MIRPUR (AJK) - The water level in Mangla Dam rose to the level of 1210.70 feet against the highest level of 1242.00 feet on Thursday, official sources said.

The country’s largest reservoir Mangla Dam with water to the maximum level may help meet energy and irrigation needs. Following rapid melting of glaciers as well as heavy rains at the upper reaches of the Himalayan state of  Jammu & Kashmir State, the water level in the reservoir is being raised swiftly and it reached to the level of 1210.70 feet against the highest level of 1242.00 feet. “The dead level of water in the dam is 1040.00 feet and it is being constantly raised,” the sources said. The water level was raised by over 170 feet against the stipulated dead level. “The reservoir is being currently filled with the water for the future usage for irrigation purpose and to boost power generation,” they said.

Inflow of water of the rivers Jhelum, Poonch and other subordinate  seasonal streams in Mangla Dam remained 60,400 cusecs against the discharge of 16,000 cusecs of water from the reservoir.