Mangla Dam’s Water level increases dua to precipitation & Glacier Melt

Mangla Dam

The Himalayan glaciers have been gradually melting due to summer temperatures, resulting in an increase in the water level of Mangla Dam, the nation’s second-largest reservoir.

On Monday, the water level in Mangla Dam reached 1,192.05 feet, with a live storage of 3.773 million acre-feet (MAF). The dam’s maximum capacity is 1,242 feet.

The Jhelum River’s inflow into the dam was 54,700 cusecs, with an outflow of 16,900 cusecs. Similarly, the water flow in and out of other dams such as Tarbela, Mangla, and Chashma, along with the country’s reservoirs and barrages, remains favorable.

Last week, the Meteorological Department cautioned that heavy rainfall starting from July 5 could lead to flash floods in local streams and drains in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and nearby areas.

This heavy rainfall may also result in urban flooding in Rawalpindi and other cities in Punjab, along with landslides in the hilly regions of Murree, Galiyat, and Gilgit-Baltistan.