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Country’s rivers expected to reach high flood level in Monsoon

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Country's rivers expected to reach high flood level in Monsoon

ISLAMABAD: The country’s rivers are expected to see significant flood levels beginning Monday (today), as the country’s monsoon season begins.

The Meteorological Department has asked all relevant ministries and departments to take cautious measures in this regard in order to avert any unfortunate incidence.

According to the most recent hydro-meteorological data, the River Chenab near Marala is expected to reach significant flood levels ranging from 200,000 cusecs to 300,000 cusecs between July 12 and July 13, 2021. From 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on July 13, 2021, the River Chenab near Khanki is projected to reach high flood levels ranging from 200,000 cusecs to 300,000 cusecs.

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Similarly, the River Chenab near Qadirabad is projected to reach significant flood levels ranging from 200,000 cusecs to 300,000 cusecs on July 13, 2021, between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. River Chenab nullahs are also predicted to see high flood level flows between 6:00 p.m. on July 12, 2021 and 12:00 a.m. on July 13, 2021.

In a letter, the Met Office recommended all relevant authorities to be on Alert during the period and take appropriate precautions.

This year’s monsoon rainfall are expected to be above average, according to the Meteorological Department. It also warned that if immediate action was not taken, the floods might bring massive collateral damages to the country in the form of destroyed crops and relocation of people living in the river’s catchment areas.

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