The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) on Thursday issued an alert with regard to flooding in rivers after rainfall in catchment areas.
The FFD in its alert has cautioned about fairly widespread thunderstorm and rain with heavy falls at scattered places and very heavy falls at isolated places.
The flood forecasting body has warned about possibility of extremely heavy falls at one or two places over the upper catchment areas of Rivers Indus, Kabul, Jhelum and Chenab in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and North and Northeast Punjab from 19th to 21st July,2021.
The water level could surge in River Indus, Kabul, Jhelum and Chenab rivers owing to the rains, the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) said.
Flood situation may arise in Indus, Kabul, Jhelum and Chenab rivers along with associated nullahs of Ravi and Chenab rivers from 20th July, the flood forecasting body cautioned.
Scattered thunderstorm and rain is also expected over the upper catchments of Ravi, Sutlej and Beas rivers.
The flood forecasting body has advised the concerned authorities to remain alert and take precautionary measures accordingly.
It is to be mentioned here that the Pakistan Metrological department has forecast strong monsoon weather system this week with rains in most parts of the country to persist during the current week.
Amid rainfall in catchment areas, the water level has surged in Indus as well other rivers, causing low flood at Kalabagh, Chashma, Nowshera and other points, citing the Flood Forecasting Division.
The water level also increasing in Kabul, Chenab and Ravi rivers, which have surged to low flood at Nowshera Marala, Khanki, Qadirabad, Trimmu and Balloki.
Indus is flowing in low flood with 3,28,000 cusecs at Tarbela, and also in low flood at Kalabagh where the water flow has surged to 2,71,000 cusecs, at Chashma 3,30,000 cusecs and at Taunsa 2,76,100 cuseces the FFD said in a statement.
Kabul River has been in low flood at Nowshera with water flow of 77,400 cusecs at the point.
River Chenab has been in low flood at Marala Headworks with 1,19,300 cusecs flow, at Khanki 106,800 cusecs, and Qadirabad 100,700 cusecs, according to the FFD.
Meanwhile, Ravi river has been in low flood at Balloki headworks with 51,400 cusecs water flow.
The flood warning body has predicted scattered thunderstorm/rain of light to moderate intensity over the upper catchment areas of all the major rivers along with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
The FFD had earlier cautioned against high to very high flood in Jhelum and Chenab rivers in the end days of July.
The FFD had also warned against isolated very heavy falls and one or two extremely heavy falls, expected over the upper catchments of all the major rivers along with North and Northeast Punjab and D.G. Khan division in end days of current month from 27th to 30th July.
Alhamdulillah, Tarbela Dam filled to its max level yesterday despite unfavourable weather conditions this year. This is a good omen for agriculture & hydel generation. Appreciate the team at WAPDA/IRSA for improved water regulation.