The current spell of rains has wreaked havoc in Sindh, resulted in increasing the water level in Hub Dam to 338 feet and likely to fill to its maximum capacity for the first time in 13 years.
According to the details, The Hub Dam meets the water needs of several areas in Balochistan, last filled to maximum capacity in 2007.
A spokesperson of Karachi Water Board (KWSB) has said that the water level in Hub Dam has risen to 338 feet presently.
The spillway of the reservoir will be opened after the inflow of one foot more water in the dam.
The increasing water level in the dam will improve the water supply in the District West of Karachi, which receives water supply from the 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.
Hub Dam is a reservoir on the Hub River. It is situated 56 km from Karachi city in Karachi and Lasbela Districts on Sindh and Balochistan provinces border.
The dam is extended to 24300 acres with a gross storage capacity of 857000-acre feet. It is Pakistan’s third-largest dam.