Hub Dam water level rises to 328 feet in ongoing rainfall
KARACHI: The water level in Hub Dam has been on the rise with ongoing spell of rains in Sindh and Balochistan, citing officials ARY News reported on Sunday.
A spokesperson of Karachi Water Board has said that the the water level in Hub Dam has rose to 328 feet presently. The spillway of the reservoir will be opened after inflow of 11 feet more water in the dam.
The inflow of the water in the dam from the catchment area has been continued and it could meet the water requirement of the city for next 18 months, according to the water board sources.
Recent rainfall in the catchment area of the Hub River has increased inflow to the reservoir as the water graph soared to 328 ft, with the dam having the capacity to store maximum 339 feet of water, according to sources.
Recent rainfall in the catchment area of the Hub River has increased inflow to the reservoir and increased the water graph to 327 ft, with the dam having the capacity to store maximum 339 feet of water, sources said.
The increasing water level in the dam will improve the water supply in District West of Karachi, which receives water supply from Hub reservoir.
Karachi gets 100-million gallon water daily from Hub Dam. Owing to the low water supply from the dam, many areas in the West and Central districts of Karachi face acute water shortage.
The catchment area of Hub River is spread over hundreds of kilometers in Balochistan and Sindh.
The Hub Dam, located 56 km from Karachi with a total capacity of 339 feet, is extended to 24,300 acres with a gross storage capacity of 8,57,000 acre-feet water.
It is Pakistan’s third-largest dam and an important source of water supply to Karachi.