Flood level at Sutlej River declines

F.P. Report

HAVELI LAKHA: Flood level at Sutlej River declined at Sulemanki Headworks are on Saturday. The water inflow in the area was recorded as 67,110 cusecs while outflow was 53,188 cusecs. Sutlej has also been in low flood at Ganda Singh Headworks with water outflow 55,456 cusecs.

The water level in the river at the point has been as high as 18.40 feet. Sutlej flooding has wreaked havoc in Kamera area in Chishtian and swept away roads while over 100 houses have been flooded. Land link has been disrupted, standing crops submerged and people have been stranded with shortage of fodder for their livestock.

Ferocious flow of the river water has swept away protective dykes and roads in Sutlej belt. Floodwater has developed craters at link roads connecting river belt with the main highway.

The water level in river gradually going down at Mailsi Siphon. Flooding has destroyed small protective dykes along the river, while several areas including Muradpur, Ghouspur, Fatehpur have submerged in water. Rescue teams have been engaged in shifting stranded people to safer areas. Flooding has wreaked havoc in the region as thousands of acres farmland has drowned and crops destroyed in Kasur, Bahawalnagar and Vehari districts. (PPI)