ISLAMABAD                  –              The conferences of each technical and advisory committees of Indus Water River System Authority (IRSA) to finalise water distribution plan for the forthcoming Kharif crops has been postponed for indefinite interval as a consequence of precautionary measures towards coronavirus (COVID-19).

Taking to APP right here, IRSA Director Operation and Spokesman Khalid Idress Rana stated that it was determined to not maintain each the conferences of technical and advisory committee as a result of precautionary measures introduced by the federal government towards coronavirus. Nonetheless, he stated the provinces had been knowledgeable to ship their demand.

Water could be supplied to the provinces as per their calls for, he added. He stated thankfully scenario was higher this 12 months as adequate water was out there within the reservoirs. “Around 4.4 million acre feet (MAF) of water is available in the dams this year as compared to only 0.77 MAF in the reservoirs last year,” he stated.

Khalid Idress stated the nation has additionally obtained a wholesome wet spells this 12 months and extra spell had been additionally anticipated. The Kharif season would begin from April 1, he added. In the meantime, the IRSA on Tuesday launched 64,400 cusecs water from numerous rim stations with influx of 84,900 cusecs. Based on the information launched by IRSA, water degree within the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1455.35 ft, which was 69.35 ft larger than its lifeless degree 1386 ft. Water influx within the dam was recorded as 22,900 cusecs and outflow as 5,000 cusecs.

The water degree within the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1174.85 ft, which was 134.85 ft larger than its lifeless degree of 1040 ft whereas the influx and outflow of water was recorded as 27,600 cusecs and 25,000 cusecs respectively.

The discharge of water at Kalabagh, Taunsa and Sukkur was recorded as 31,900, 38,800 and 430800 cusecs respectively. Equally, from the Kabul River a complete of 19,100 cusecs of water was launched at Nowshera and 9,700 cusecs launched from the Chenab River at Marala.