SUKKUR: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah visited Sukkur Barrage on Monday and reviewed the flood situation in the river.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that there is a moderate flood situation at the Sukkur Barrage, while a high flood is passing through Guddu Barrage. He said that authorities have been instructed to strengthen weak embankments to prevent further losses.
The chief minister said over two million people in twenty districts have been affected by rains and floods, while 136 people lost their lives in heavy downpours. He said that he asked the prime minister for compensation to rain-affected people for their losses.
Sindh Irrigation Department on Saturday announced a medium flood in River Indus at Sukkur Barrage and a high flood at Guddu Barrage.
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The Guddu and Sukkur Barrages are witnessing a flow of 463,000 cusecs and 380,000 cusecs respectively. The irrigation authorities had issued flood warning at Guddu directing nearby villages to move to safer places.
The Flood Forecasting Division at River Indus said that there was a high flood in the river at Kalabagh with water inflow of 313,000 cusecs. The river has witnessed moderate flood at Chashma, Taunsa, Guddu and Sukkur barrages.
The water inflow at Chashma remains at 426,000 cusecs while Taunsa barrage is witnessing a water flow at 470,000 cusecs. The water flow near Tarbela Dam has returned to its normal position below 200,000 cusecs and also at Mangla Dam witnessed water flow of 43,000 cusecs.