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Irsa releases 33,000 cusecs of addl water from Tarbela dam

September 09, 2013 As the running water in the Indus River has been falling since 1st September up country, the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) on Sunday released 33,000 cusecs additional water from the Tarbela dam to meet hydel power generation and crop irrigation needs of the four provinces. Water and Power Develop-ment Authority (Wapda) engineers told Business Recorder that water flow in the mighty Indus has dropped to 1, 17,000 cusecs from about 2,00,000 cusecs earlier this…

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…

Tarbela Dam upto maximum level: spillways opened

August 20, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA Tarbela Dam on River Indus has been filled upto its maximum level of 1,550 feet above the sea with storage of 6.6 MAF water and the authorities have opened the dam''s spillways to discharge all the run of the river water downstream the reservoir. Sources told Business Recorder here on Monday that the 14 hydel power generating units of the dam were producing 3,560 MW electricity, almost 100 MW more than their installed capacity of 3,478 MW. They said…

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…

Irsa releases 7,000 cusecs of additional water from Tarbela dam

January 24, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Indus River System Authority released 7,000 cusecs additional water from Tarbela dam on Wednesday to augment hydel power generation to meet the increased electricity demand during the next three days' Eid Milad -un-Nabi celebrations throughout the country. The government has already directed all the Discos to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the consumers during this auspicious occasion for illumination of buildings and Milad processions.…

Irsa reduces outflow from Tarbela

December 24, 2012 The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has reduced outflow from Tarbela dam on river Indus from 30,000 cusecs to 15,000 cusecs in a couple of days, which has reduced hydel power production from Tarbela power house. According to Punjab Irrigation Engineers, 18,900 cusecs water is running in Indus river at Tarbela against the outflow of 15,000 cusecs. In the Mangla dam on river Jhelum, the inflow of water is 7,248 cusecs against the outflow of 25,000 cusecs. River…

Water scarcity, high prices of inputs could badly hit wheat sowing: Aulakh

October 22, 2012: Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh warned that scarcity of water and high prices of agricultural inputs could badly hit wheat sowing; he also claimed that the Punjab is likely to get another bumper wheat crop. "New dams like Kalabagh dam have become inevitable in this situation but the Federal Government badly failed to evolve national consensus on this important issue," he said while addressing a news conference. He said that 80 new varieties were…

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