The Indus River System Authority increased outflow from Tarbela Dam on the mighty Indus by 10,000 cusecs to make more water available for hydel power generation and irrigation of winter crops across the country. According to 16th February report of Wapda regarding the position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma, the Indus Water Regulatory Body increased water discharge from the Tarbela Dam from 30,000 cusecs to 40,000 cusecs on Tuesday.
It is already discharging 60,000 cusecs downstream the Mangla Dam on the River Jhelum besides the run of the river water of the Kabul and Chanab rivers (about 20,000 cusecs) in the sprawling irrigation canal network to meet all water requirements of the four provinces. According to the water report the availability of water in the reservoirs this year is much better than the previous years in the months of February and March.
Source: Business Recorder