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Mangla reservoir has been filled to capacity

September 12th, 2014 - dawn LAHORE: The Mangla reservoir has attained its maximum water storage level of 1,242 feet above mean sea level for the first time since completion of the Mangla Dam Raising Project. Under the project completed in late 2009, the dam was raised by 30 feet, taking the maximum water level permissible to 1,242 feet above sea level. With the addition of 2.88 million acre feet (MAF), the storage capacity of the reservoir was thus increased to 7.4MAF. It…

Mangla dam almost filled to capacity

September 6th, 2014 - By Ahmad Fraz Khan - Dawn- LAHORE: With River Jhelum hitting a massive flow of over 500,000 cusecs on Friday morning, Mangla dam has almost been filled to its original capacity of 1,242 feet, or 7.3 million acre feet (MAF), turning its lake into the biggest water reservoir in the country. Water level in the lake has gone up by 17 feet over the past three days, raising hopes that it will be filled even to its enhanced capacity. The dam was raised by 30 feet in…

Irsa reduces outflows of Mangla dam to 10,000 cusecs

August 08, 2014 M RAFIQUE GORAYA - BR Report After substantial decrease in water flows in the rivers Jhelum and Kabul due to below normal rains in the country, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) reduced water outflow of Mangla dam to 10,000 cusecs on Thursday that is minimum discharge since 2005. Punjab Irrigation Department engineers told Business Recorder that the water regulatory body was striving to fill the Mangla dam and Tarbela dam before the end of the monsoon season in…

Mangla Dam becomes biggest water reservoir in Pakistan

August 26, 2013 SAFDAR RASHEED In yet another historic development, the raised Mangla Dam on Sunday became the biggest water reservoir of Pakistan as water storage in its lake increased to 6.65 million acre feet (MAF), surpassing 6.58 MAF bench mark, which is the maximum live storage capacity of Tarbela Dam that used to be the biggest water reservoir till August 24, 2013. Consequent upon the successful completion of the Mangla Dam Raising Project, it has become the largest water…

Mangla Dam project largest water reservoir of country: Chairman Wapda

August 19, 2013 Chairman Wapda Syed Raghib Abbas Shah has said that Mangla Dam Raising Project has been playing a pivotal role in mitigating floods in addition to additional water storage facility. He said that due to raised level, the project has held back a large quantum of water of the river Jehlum and its tributaries to the tune of 1.5 million acre feet of water, which saved the low lying areas of Jehlum river from averting additional flood hazard. He said that the dam still has 1.5…

Mangla Dam affectees: strike called off as AJK Prime Minister accepts demands

August 19, 2013 Mangla Dam affectees, including locals and refugees, called off their strike by ending 38-day long sit-in here on Sunday. They called off the strike after Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed announced to accept their demands, including the rehabilitation of the extended families of affectees. Addressing a press conference, Divisional Commissioner-cum-Commissioner Mangla Dam Affairs Raja Amjad Pervaiz Ali Khan announced a package of…

Fed government agrees to Punjab government’s proposal on Mangla Dam discharges

July 12, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA Though the country is facing around 5,000MW electricity shortfall between demand and supply yet the Federal government has agreed to Punjab government's proposal that no extra water should be released from the Mangla Dam on river Jhelum to augment power generation till the upgraded dam is filled to its capacity this year. The power station of Mangla Dam consists of 10 units each having capacity of 100MW. Since the Federal government wants to generate…

Irsa begins filling Tarbela, Mangla dams

April 03, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has started filling the two main reservoirs, Tarbela dam on the River Indus and Mangla dam, on the River Jhelum as water flows in the four live rivers has started increasing following rise in temperature in the upper regions. According to April 2 report of rivers' flows and reservoirs level of Wapda, water inflow in the River Indus has gone up to 26,100 cusecs at Tarbela dam against the downstream outflow of…

Mangla Dam Raising Project: Wapda initiates 4 Rs 645 million schemes

January 19, 2013 Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) initiated four development schemes on Friday worth Rs 645 million in the vicinity of Mangla Dam Raising Project as confidence building measures, besides spending a hefty amount of Rs 70 billion on compensation of land and resettlement works for victims of the project. These new schemes included dualisation of Mangla-Mirpur Road and three Public Parks. Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of the schemes,…

US interested in Diamer-Bhasha dam: envoy

November 24, 2012 The United States is interested in Diamar-Bhasha dam and other hydel sector projects and Pakistan and the US will discuss financing issues of Diamar-Bhasha dam at the meeting of Pakistan-US Economic Working Group scheduled to be held next month in Washington, US ambassador to Pakistan Richard G Olson said on Friday. Also on Friday, the Diamar-Bhasha dam project was discussed at a meeting between Minister for Water and Power Ahmad Mukhtar and the US ambassador to Pakistan…

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