ISLAMABAD: Amidst the unannounced opening of waterways by India, the water level in River Sutlej at Ganda Singh Wala has reached 18.80 feet whereas its volume has risen to approximately 52,680 cusecs increasing chances of medium flooding in the next six hours.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said about 18 villages came under the floodwater as village Masti K, Chadar Singh and Bakki Wand are most affected areas.
NDMA spokesperson Brig Mukhtar Ahmed said that Flood Forecasting Division Lahore had predicted that about 100,000-150,000 cusecs flood relay would pass from Ganda Singh Wala by noon.
According to NDMA, the flood relay would pass Sulemanki Headworks on August 23, Islam Headworks on August 25 and would fall into River Chenab on August 28 after passing through Panjnad River.
The NDMA issued alert to all concerned provincial disaster management authorities (PDMAs), departments and the local community.