March 20, 2019: The technical committee of Indus River System Authority (IRSA) will meet on March 26 to finalize water availability estimates for the forthcoming Kharif season.
The meeting would be presided over by IRSA's director operations and director Regulation of Irrigation department of all four provinces, director WAPDA and Met Office would submit their respective estimates and finalize ‘anticipated water availability for Kharif 2019’ for advisory committee of the authority, official sources told APP here Wednesday.
The advisory committee would then approve a water distribution plan based on irrigation requirements of the four provinces.
Meanwhile, IRSA released 91,100 cusecs water from various rim stations with inflow of 69,500 cusecs.
According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1,392.23 feet, which was 6.23 feet higher than its dead level of 1,386 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 19,500 cusecs and outflow as 20,000 cusecs.
The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1,123.90 feet, which was 83.90 feet higher than its dead level of 1,040 feet whereas the inflow and outflow of water was recorded as 23,900 cusecs and 45,000 cusecs respectively.
The release of water at Kalabagh, Taunsa and Sukkur was recorded as 24,200 cusecs, 32,400 cusecs and 5,100 cusecs respectively.
Similarly, from the Kabul River, 12,000 cusecs of water were released at Nowshera and 5,100 cusecs from the Chenab River at Marala.
The total water storage capacity stood at 0.897 million-acre feet.