Flood expected in Sutlej as rains to hit Pakistan from Thursday

Canada Global (Web News) The villagers along the Sutlej were on edge after a warning that the river may be in medium to high flood at Ganda Singh Wala, a border village in Kasur, for the next 24 to 28 hours, as the Met Office anticipated further monsoon rainfall starting Thursday [July 13] in various areas of the nation.

As a result of the ongoing rains in the catchment areas, India will increase the amount of water released into the river. The Ravi and Sutlej rivers in Pakistan saw their biggest flooding in 1988, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres’ worth of crops and way of life.

In this regard, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has instructed the relevant authorities to continuously monitor the situation at Trimmu Barrage in Jhang district, which controls the flow of the River Chenab, and Jassar, a border town of Narowal district, where the first control structure on the River Ravi in Pakistan is located.

According to the Met Office, Pakistan will see rain from July 13 to July 17, as monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea are predicted to enter the upper and central regions of the nation on July 12 (pm) and become more intense on July 14.

On July 14 evening, a westerly wave is also anticipated to hit the higher portions, which means that the interaction between the two systems might result in extreme weather.

According to the report, from July 14 to July 17, heavy rains might create urban floods in low-lying parts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, and Lahore. They could also produce landslides in Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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