Lahore: August 16, 2017. Tarbela Dam today filled to its maximum storage level of 1550 feet above mean sea level.
It is worth mentioning that 6.17 MAF water, maximum live storage capacity of Tarbela, has been stored in the reservoir for irrigation and power generation.
The water level in Mangla Dam today is however 1234.60 feet above mean sea level.The water stored in Mangla Reservoir as of today is 6.8 MAF.
Meanwhile, the position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages today is as under:
Rivers: Indus at Tarbela: Inflows 203,600 cusecs and Outflows 174,600 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 37,200 cusecs and Outflows 37,200 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla: Inflows 25,600 cusecs and Outflows 10,000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala: Inflows 72,200 cusecs and Outflows 42,600 cusecs.
Barrages: Jinnah: Inflows 234,900 cusecs and Outflows 227,700cusecs, Chashma: Inflows 229,900 cusecs and Outflows 200,000 cusecs, Taunsa: Inflows 237,400 cusecs and Outflows 214,700 cusecs, Panjnad: Inflows 60115 cusecs and Outflows 45,100 cusecs, Guddu: Inflows 308,000 cusecs and Outflows 275,600 cusecs, Sukkur: Inflows 257,300 cusecs and Outflows 199,500 cusecs, Kotri: Inflows 200,200 cusecs and Outflows 160,400.
Reservoirs (Level and Storage):
Tarbela: Minimum operating level 1380 feet, present level 1550.00 maximum conservation level 1550 feet, live storage today 6.174 million acre feet (MAF).
Mangla: Minimum operating level 1040 feet, present level 1234.60 feet, maximum conservation level 1242 feet, live storage today 6.825 MAF.
Chashma: Minimum operating level 637 feet, present level 647.20 feet, maximum conservation level 649 feet, live storage today 0.208 MAF.
The inflows and outflows of River Indus at Tarbela and Chashma, River Kabul at Nowshera and River Jhelum at Mangla have been reflected as mean flows of 24 hours, whereas the other flows have been gauged at 6.00 a.m.