ISLAMABAD - Keeping in view the high elevation of water in different reservoirs, the Federal Flood Commission Tuesday advised the dam management authorities to take utmost care and vigilance in operation and strictly follow filling criteria and safety guidelines.

According the daily flood report of the FFC, Tuesday's water flow situation in different rivers and reservoirs indicates that Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs are at elevations of 1526.00 feet and 1233.70 feet respectively, which are 24.00 feet and 8.30 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

The combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla reservoirs is 11.899 MAF as compared to last year's 8.525 MAF. The Dam Management Authorities have been advised to take utmost care and vigilance in operation and strictly follow filling criteria and safety guidelines.

River Indus is flowing in Medium Flood in Kalabagh-Chashma and Chashma-Taunsa Reach and Low Flood at Tarbela and Guddu-Sukkur Reach. River Kabul continues to flow in Medium Flood in Warsak-Nowshera Reach, whereas River Swat is flowing in Low Flood at Charsadda Road Bridge. Other main rivers i.e. Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal.

According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, trough of Westerly Wave over Northeastern Afghanistan lies over upper parts of the country. Well-marked Seasonal Low continues to prevail over Northern Balochistan. Low pressure area over Northern Madhya Pradesh (India) remained stationary. Moderate moist current is penetrating into Punjab and Kashmir up to 7000 feet. The weather system is being closely monitored by the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, scattered thunderstorm/rain of moderate intensity with isolated heavy falls is expected in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Bahawalpur Divisions including Hill Torrents of DG Khan Division, Southern and Southeastern Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northeastern Balochistan including upper catchments of all major rivers (Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej) during the next 24-72 hours.

Significant rainfall events as reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours include Attock (Khairabad) 84 mm, Islamabad (Shamsabad 81 mm, Golra 62 mm, Zeropoint 51 mm, Airport 49 mm, Bokra 43 mm and Saidpur 34 mm), Garhiala 70 mm, Dratian 57 mm, Daggar 47 mm, Oghi 44 mm, Warsak 39 mm, Murree 37 mm, Risalpur 34 mm, Peshawar (City 31 mm and Airport 16 mm), Garhidupatta 30 mm, Noorpur Thal 21 mm, Palandri, Malamjabba and Skardu 12 mm each, Nowshera 11 mm, Talhatta, Hattian Bala, Chattar Kallas, Balakot and Parachinar 10 mm each.

The statement said that all the concerned quarters are being kept informed by the Flood Warning Centre, Lahore on round-the-clock basis.