India provides water data to Pakistan Indus Water Commission

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Aug, 2019. 04:19 pm
India opens 24 thousand cusecs in River Sutlej

India has provided water data to Pakistan Indus Water Commissioner.

First contact has been made between Pakistan and Indian during the possible flood situation in Pakistan.

Both Pakistan and Indian water commissioners talked on sharing water data and following this talk India provided water data to Pakistan.

Sources said that as per data India has released 24000 cusecs water in river Sutlej so far.

Water flow at Hareeke barrage and Feeroze Pur barrage in India has been recorded 100000 cusecs.

Sources said that it is binding on India under Indus Water Treaty to inform Pakistan before releasing water in Pakistan Rivers.

India has diverted big water flows to Pakistan due to which flood is feared to come in Pakistani rivers.

The administrations of Kasur and other districts located at the bank of the River Sutlej have been advised to take necessary measures to tackle any emergency situation.

A day earlier, Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters Shiraz Jamil Memon said India had suspended the Indus Waters Treaty and stopped all kinds of data sharing related to the water agreement between the two countries.

India also did not notify Pakistan about releasing additional water into River Sutlej, the official said.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMA) of Punjab has issued a warning about possible floods in River Sutlej, Beas and Ravi as the level of water at key barrages was continuously increasing.

The administration has been advised to initiate necessary measures to tackle any emergency-like situation.

The Flood Forecasting Division Lahore said that heavy-to-extremely heavy rainfall had been observed over the upper and lower catchments of Rivers Sutlej, Beas and Ravi during the last 72 hours.

Discharges from Bhakra Dam and merging the flows from lower catchments were likely to synchronize to form medium-to-high flood level in River Sutlej.

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