ISLAMABAD - River Indus continues to flow in exceptionally high flood level with falling trend in Guddu-Sukkur reach. It is in medium flood with falling trend in Chashma-Taunsa reach and in low flood with falling trend in Tarbela-Kalabagh reach. Tarbela and Mangla Dams are at elevations of 1547.22 feet and 1206.00 feet, respectively, which are 2.78 feet and 4.00 feet below their respective maximum conservation levels of 1550.00 feet and 1210.00 feet. The concerned quarters have already been advised to take utmost care and vigilance in further filling of both the reservoirs and strictly follow filling criteria and safety guidelines. As predicted by the FFD, Lahore, scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls is expected over northern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir, including upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej, besides Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore Divisions during the next 24 hours. Isolated thunderstorm/rain may also occur over southern Punjab, northeastern Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan including DG Khan and Bahawalpur Divisions during the same period. River Indus is likely to sustain exceptionally high flood level in Guddu-Sukkur reach during the next 24-48 hours. Under this scenario, inundation and flooding in low lying areas of districts Khairpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu, Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Nausheroferoze could occur. All concerned agencies have been informed by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, to take precautionary measures in order to avoid loss of human lives and damages to private & public infrastructure. River Indus is flowing in high flood with rising trend at Kotri Barrage. It is likely to attain very high flood level ranging 600,000-700,000 cusecs during the next 24 hours, which may further rise to 750,000-900,000 cusecs within next 4-5 days. The River Indus at Kotri Barrage is expected to be in high flood level upto the end of this month. Under this scenario, the inundation and flooding of low lying areas of districts Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin and adjoining areas along both banks of river is expected. Provincial Irrigation Department, Government of Sindh and District Administrations have been advised to take precautionary measures for safe passage of peak flood flows into Arabian Sea.