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Hub Dam water level rises to feed Karachi for one year

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KARACHI: Thanks to the rainfall in the catchment areas of Hub Dam, the water level in the reservoir has reached to 304.5 feet- sufficient for one-year consumption of Karachi, ARY News reported on Monday.

The irrigation department sources said that the water level in the dam near the metropolis could receive more rainwater as the rainy weath in the area losts till September 15.

The capacity water level of the water reservoir has been 329 feet. The water level of the dam has been increased by 26 feet from the dead level during the ongoing monsoon.

According to water board sources, the reservoir at its present level of water is sufficient to meet the water needs of Karachi for more than one year.

Hub Dam is one of the biggest water reservoirs in the country and its catchment area comprises 250 kilometres till Khuzdar, officials said. The water level might increase even further after water from hilly torrents will reach the dam from the hills.

Further rainfall in the catchment areas of Hub Dam could add more water to the reservoir, as the monsoon will continue till September 15.

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