Respite from shortage: Rains improve water level in dams

By APP
Published: August 1, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: The recent monsoon spell in catchment areas of Murree and surroundings has improved the water level in Simly Dam and Rawal Dam which would be helpful to control the water shortage in the capital city.

The recent spell of rains has increased the water level by 10 feet. According to CDA official, the water level in Rawal Dam was recorded at 1742 feet last week and official believe that further rains in coming days could fill the reservoir up to the level of 1752 feet at which the management opens the spillway to flush out the excess water.

On the other hand the situation in Khanpur dam is satisfactory, which is 40 feet below its highest level and more rains in the coming days could fill this reservoir making the dwellers of the twin cities to have a sigh of relief who had faced lots of problems due to water shortage, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2018.

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