Sukkur Barrage has completed its 88 years since its inauguration on January 13 in year 1932 by British Viceroy of India Lord Wellington.
The water level rising in Indus River at Kotri Barrage with an inflow of 2,64,200 cusecs and outflow of 2,52,800 cusecs from the barrage.
Indus has been in low flood at Guddu and Kotri barrages, while in medium flood turning to low flood at Sukkur barrages, according to the water record.
The outflow of the river at Guddu has been measured at 540,700 cusecs according to the report. The inflow in Indus could be between 530,000 to 565,000 cusecs in next 24 hours.
He added that directions have been given for pitching of the weak embankments to avoid any loss.
With continuous surge in Indus water, the river is presently in medium flood at Sukkur Barrage, according to the department.
River Indus is expected in high flood level at Sukkur Barrage between nine to 10 September, the irrigation department said.
According to the water data released by Sindh irrigation department the water level at Guddu Barrage and Sukkur Barrage surged by 13,000 and 2000 cusecs respectively in past 24 hours.
The hazardous practice is not new as it being repeated every year in the days of annual closure of Sukkur Barrage for maintenance and repair.
According to a statement, the Control Room of Sukkur Barrage has announced that all seven off-taking canals of the barrage will remain closed from January 06 to 20 for 15 days.