Mangla, Tarbela reservoirs reach maximum capacity due to recent monsoon spell

Mangla and Tarbela reservoirs have reached their maximum water storage capacity due to recent monsoon spells.

Pakistan’s two largest dams, Magnla and Tarbela have reached their maximum water storage capacity of 1,242 and 1,550 feet respectively as a result of consecutive rain spells in recent monsoon season.

According to Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), the two dams reached their maximum capacity on Saturday (today) and will significantly boost the national electricity generation altogether.

Hydel power production stations across the country have significantly benefitted from recent monsoon spell and have been providing in excess of 8,500 megawatts of electricity since the last two days, with further possibility in increased electricity generation of up to 9,000 megawatts, said WAPDA.

As per the details, the total water storage at Mangla and Tarbela dams is at around record 13.336 million acre-feet (MAF).

It is pertinent to know that the average total water storage capacity at Mangla and Tarbela dams have been reported at around 11.163 MAF in the last 10 years.

Furthermore, authorities have issued flood warning for areas alongside River Chenab in wake of heavy rain spells in recent monsoon season.

Irrigation department, PDMA, Rescue 1122 and other relevant institutions and departments are already on alert to deal with any possible emergency situation, meanwhile Water And Sewage Authority (WASA) has also been directed to ensure all necessary measures to tackle flooding if needed be.