The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) took a significant step on Monday by releasing an impressive 85,900 cubic feet per second (cusecs) of water from various rim stations, coinciding with an inflow of 39,300 cusecs.
As indicated by the data disclosed by IRSA, the water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam stood at 1477.64 feet, a noteworthy 77.64 feet above its dead level of 1,398 feet. This deliberate discharge is a strategic move to manage water resources effectively.
The dynamics at Tarbela Dam showcased an inflow and outflow of 19,600 cusecs and 45,000 cusecs, respectively. This balance is crucial for maintaining water levels and ensuring the dam’s operational efficiency.
Simultaneously, the water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam recorded a height of 1160.50 feet, surpassing its dead level of 1,050 feet by 110.50 feet. The corresponding water inflow and outflow were reported at 4,800 cusecs and 26,000 cusecs, underscoring the meticulous management of water resources by IRSA.
This strategic release of water by IRSA reflects a comprehensive approach to water management, considering both inflow and outflow dynamics, to address the region’s water needs effectively.