- Irrigation department officials talk about the level of the water was last recorded at 25 feet.
- Sources say two new violations may be made to the embankment.
- Water continues to overflow from different points on Lake Manchar.
city the administration decided to make two more breaks in the embankment at Lake Manchar as the water level has not yet dropped due to the ongoing flooding from Balochistan.
The dike has already once was broken through at the RD-14 point near Bagh-i-Yusuf due to increased risk of embankment down as the water pressure increases.
Authorities in flood-hit Pakistan first broke through the country’s largest freshwater lake on Sunday, displacement up up to 100 000 people from them homes but salvation more densely populated areas from congestion flood water, and minister said.
Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in The northern mountains of Pakistan brought floods that affected 33 million people. people and killed at least 1,290 people, including 453 people. children. Flood, accused on climate change is still spreading.
Lake Manchar, Pakistan’s largest freshwater lake, is used for water supply and already reached dangerous levels. Increased pressure created a threat to the surrounding areas. in Sindh, Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro said.
He said about 100,000 people will be affected by the violation, but it will help save more populated clusters and also reduce water level in another, heavierhit areas.
Representatives of the irrigation department reported that the water level in the lake was last recorded at 25 feet.
Sources said violations could be made to the embankment at RD-55 and RD-80 points since there was a constant flow from different points of Manchar lake.
Officials said the water pressure would decrease and flow into the Indus River via Kiran Pur and Indus Link after the breaches were repaired. made.
The authorities ordered the residents of nearby towns to move to safer areas due to increased risk of embankment down subsequent flooding of five union tips in Sehwan.
“By fixing the gap, we tried to save Sehwan City. Water level on cities of Johi and Mehar in Dadu District will reduced this violation in lake,” Shoro said. Reuters.
Some displaced by floods in Pakistan complains that the shelters are overcrowded and others are reluctant to leave their property.
In addition to historic rains, southern Pakistan has had to contend with with increased flood surge of water flowed down Indus river.
The country has already got almost three times thirty-year average rainfall in in quarter to August, only 390.7 millimeters (15.38 in). Sindh Province, with a population of 50 million was the heaviest hit, receiving 464% more rain than 30-year average.
Being downstream on Indus river, southern regions of the country has witnessed the swelling of river waters flowing from north. Dams and reservoirs in Pakistan are limited. already overflows and cannot be used to stop downstream streams.
Tarbela Dam in in north-west, was at full capacity – 1,550 feet and 5.8 million acre feet – for weeks, according to the National Disaster Management Administration (NDMA).
downstream in Sindh, the barriers are under pressure with indus river in high flood level, the NDMA report says. in this is latest situation report.
Authorities also ready for more rain in in north over in next several days up till Tuesday.
“Pakistan Meteorological Administration (PMD) predicts that weak monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea are penetrating into the upper and central parts of of country, which later cause rain-wind/thunderstorm,” the NDMA said in a statement. in advisory.
He called on local governments to be on heightened state of vigilance and limit vehicle traffic in areas prone to flash floods and landslides, as well as areas located near watercourses.
He said that certain populations in in north maybe in risk and advised “to evacuate in time”.
night death flood losses increased by 25, of of which 12 were childrenaccording to NDMA update. United Nations children UNICEF reported that risk of “a lot of more”Child mortality from disease after the flood.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday addressed UNICEF and others global agencies help control child mortality.
“Like Pakistan battles one of the worst disasters caused by climate, among those hardest hit are children” Sharif said. on Twitter.
On Sunday, humanitarian aid flights landed from UNICEF, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. in Pakistan.
With additional data from Reuters