Indus River System Releases 127,000 Cusecs Water

Indus River System Releases 127,000 Cusecs Water

The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has announced the release of 127,000 cusecs of water from various rim stations, accompanied by an inflow of 156,200 cusecs.

This significant release comes amidst efforts to manage water levels and maintain the integrity of the river system.

According to data provided by the Indus River System, the water level in the River Indus at Tarbela Dam has reached 1415.67 feet, marking a notable increase of 17.67 feet above its dead level of 1,398 feet. The inflow and outflow of water at the dam were recorded at 35,100 cusecs and 27,000 cusecs, respectively.

Similarly, the water level in the River Jhelum at Mangla Dam has risen to 1076.60 feet, surpassing its dead level of 1,050 feet by 26.60 feet. The inflow and outflow of water at Mangla Dam were measured at 46,100 cusecs and 25,000 cusecs, respectively.

The release of water at various points along the river system is crucial for maintaining the balance of water resources and mitigating potential risks of flooding. In this regard, the following releases have been recorded:

• Kalabagh: 70,000 cusecs

• Taunsa: 36,800 cusecs

• Guddu: 27,100 cusecs

• Sukkur: 6,000 cusecs

Additionally, from the River Kabul, a total of 52,200 cusecs of water has been released at Nowshera, while 16,800 cusecs have been released from the River Chenab at Marala.

The management of water resources in Pakistan is of paramount importance, especially considering the country’s reliance on agriculture and the livelihoods of millions of people dependent on the Indus River System. The timely release of water, coupled with effective water management strategies, plays a crucial role in ensuring sustainable development and mitigating the impact of natural disasters such as floods.

Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and coordinating efforts to ensure the efficient utilization of water resources while safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders. Citizens living in areas prone to flooding are advised to stay updated on weather forecasts and follow safety guidelines issued by relevant authorities.

The release of water from the Indus River System underscores the ongoing commitment to responsible water management practices, highlighting the importance of collaboration and coordination among all stakeholders to address the challenges posed by water scarcity and flooding effectively.

As the situation evolves, IRSA and other relevant authorities will continue to provide updates and take necessary measures to ensure the well-being and safety of communities along the river system.