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The water level of Mangla Dam has increased due to rain and glacier melt

The water level of Mangla Dam has increased due to rain and glacier melt.

The glaciers in the Himalayas are melting steadily due to summer heat, contributing to the rise in water levels in Mangla Dam, Pakistan’s second-largest reservoir. As of Monday, the water level in Mangla Dam reached 1,192.05 feet, with a live storage capacity of 3.773 million acre-feet (MAF). The dam’s maximum capacity is 1,242 feet.

The inflow of water from the Jhelum River into the dam was recorded at 54,700 cusecs, while 16,900 cusecs were released. Similar conditions are reported for other dams like Tarbela, Mangla, and Chashma, as well as various reservoirs and barrages across the country, indicating good water flow management.

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Last week, the Meteorological Department issued warnings of heavy rainfall expected from July 5 onwards, which could potentially cause flash floods in local streams and drains in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and surrounding areas. There are concerns about urban flooding in cities like Rawalpindi and other parts of Punjab, along with potential landslides in hilly regions such as Murree, Galiyat, and Gilgit-Baltistan due to the intense rainfall.