Pakistan

Indus in extremely high flood at Guddu

LAHORE: Indus River with high flood at Mithan Kot and Rojhan in southern Punjab posing threat to several settlements in the region, while kutcha areas near Guddu and Sukkur barrages in Sindh inundated, leaving a large number of residents marooned by floodwaters, ARY News reported.

Indus flowing with around 8,00,000 cusecs at Mithan Kot, which is moving towards Guddu Barrage. The river water eroding Beat Sontra dyke posing severe threat of breach of the embankment, which can be resulted in flooding in vast areas of the region.

A dyke breach in Sadiqabad submerged 20 villages in the area. The army troops have launched a relief and rescue operation in the region.

The flooding in Wadwar drain wreaked havoc with sweeping away hundreds of houses, roads and bridges.

Local authorities have declared emergency in Rajanpur due to flooding and threat of inundation of villages in the area as scores of villages submerged in Rajanpur after a breach at Kotla Essan dyke.

At Kalabagh, a fourth peak of high flood developed in the Indus as heavy rains again lashed Punjab and upper parts of the country.

According to the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Indus is in high flood at Kalabagh and Chashma and in medium flood at Taunsa.

The Federal Flood Commission has warned that very high to high flood in the Indus would affect low-lying riverine areas in Dera Ismail Khan district in KP, Mianwali, Bhakkar and Layyah districts in Punjab and Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Khairpur and Larkana districts in Sindh.

The FFD reported very heavy to heavy rains in different parts of Punjab and upper parts of the country over the past 24 hours ending on Sunday evening.

The Met department has reported a monsoon low lay over Multan division, moderate moist current was penetrating Punjab and KP and the westerly wave persisted over northern areas.

The combination of the three factors may generate scattered rain with isolated heavy falls in KP, Punjab northeast Balochistan and upper catchments of all major rivers in the next 24 hours. Isolated rain of moderate intensity is likely in upper Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Indus flowing at extreme high flood at Guddu Barrage as the katcha areas of Sukkur, Kashmore, Ghotki, Kandhkot and Pannu Akil drowned under floodwater.

Yesterday, Guddu Barrage’s inflow was recorded at 737,959 cusecs and outflow at 729,338 cusecs. Sukkur Barrage’s upstream discharge was recorded at 642,595 cusecs and downstream at 615,995 cusecs. Kotri Barrage’s inflow was recorded at 241,648 cusecs and outflow at 236,323 cusecs.

In some parts of Sindh, people living in flood relief camps complained that they were facing shortage of water and food. They said that activities of government officials concerned were limited to visits to the barrages and dykes of Indus.

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