As Kashmir is cursing the freak weather and assessing the losses it might lead to in Valley’s agriculture sector, it has been a huge benefit to Pakistan. After a very long time, Pakistan’s Mangla Dam will be filled to its maximum, reports appearing in Pakistani media suggest.
Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Agency (WAPDA) has stated that Jehlum has recorded the highest water flow in the month of May, for the first time in last 10 years. Its level on the other side of the LoC has risen to 88,000 cusecs enabling the water managers to store 2.723 MAF water as on May 14.
The reports put the level in Mangala Dam at 168 ft above its dead level of 1040 ft. The water managers are confident that the upgraded Mangla dam would be filled to its maximum capacity of 7.4 million acre feet (MAF) this year.
It is the same case with other reservoirs that are fed by rivers flowing into Pakistan from J&K including Chenab and Indus. Chenab’s discharge has been put at 39100 cusecs on the other side of the LoC, the reports added.