Water reservoirs: Tarbela rises 115 feet over dead level

According to the Flood Forecasting Division the reserve of usable water at Tarbela Dam is 3.672 million acre feet.


Ppi August 06, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s total water reservoirs exceeded 8.046 million acre feet, as Tarbela Dam rose 115 feet over the dead level and Mangla Dam 156 feet over the dead level.

According to the Flood Forecasting Division on Friday, the reserve of usable water at Tarbela Dam is 3.672 million acre feet, while, Mangla’s usable water reserve stands at 4.256 acre feet. Tarbela Dam is receiving 172,900 cusecs of water with an outflow at 150,000 cusecs, while  Mangla Dam is currently running at 1196.85 feet. Its inflow is 23,099 cusecs of water and it is discharging 15,000 cusecs.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2011.

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