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Water crisis looms large as Tarbela dam hits dead level

ISLAMABAD: Dwindling rainfall and snow melt are taking their toll on the country’s depleting water resources as Tarbela dam has reached its dead level of 1, 386 for the first time in its history.  According to details, water level at Indus River at Tarbela dam has hit 1, 386 feet due to which Punjab and Sindh are likely to receive less than their fair share of water to meet irrigation requirements. Inflow of River Indus at Tarbela is around 101, 000 cubic feet per second (cusec) and outflow is 95, 0000 cusecs. July…

Water in Keenjhar Lake reduces to alarming level

KARACHI:  Water crisis might deepen further in the metropolis as water in Keenjhar Lake has fallen to an alarming level, setting alarm bells ringing far and wide. Water level in Keenjhar Lake, which provides water to the entire city, had fallen from 52 RL (reduced level) to 46.40. The falling water level might lead to acute water shortage in the metropolis if the higher authorities did not take notice of the situation, said local officials. They said water supply to the city might be stopped on account of low water…