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  • Zero water discharge halts power generation at Mangla dam

    ISLAMABAD: In a rare move, the water discharges from the country’s largest reservoir — Mangla — were stopped with immediate effect on Monday, bringing generation from its power station to zero, as water shortages appeared going beyond previous estimates...

    “With immediate effect, Mangla power house indent is reduced to ‘nil’ as demanded by the Punjab Irrigation Department,” announced Indus River System Authority (Irsa)...

  • Mangla Dam hits optimum level as planned by Irsa

    LAHORE: After Tarbela Dam, which was filled on Aug 9, Mangla Dam also hit the maximum level of 1,242 feet on Friday...

    Given the flow trend, the Indus River System Authority had planned filling of both dams between Aug 10 and 15, but later delayed Mangla Dam filling in order to accommodate unexpected inflows because of highly wet cycle in the country and persistent downpour in catchment areas...

  • Stone crushing a major threat to Jhelum bed, Mangla Dam: DC

    GUJRAT: The Jhelum deputy commissioner (DC) has declared the functioning of stone crushing machines a major threat to the Jhelum river bed as well as Mangla Dam since the machines operate below the level of the river bed...

    Due to these machines, the flow in Jhelum river as well as in the Mangla Dam could be hampered...

  • Doubts about bidder delaying Mangla project

    ISLAMABAD: The procurement of six turbine generators worth Rs10 billion, as part of the Mangla Refurbishment Project (MRP), is likely to be delayed further while the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) tries to determine whether the firm with the lowest bid is, in fact, eligible to be awarded the contract...

    French firm Alstom Hydro had the winning bid for the project, but confusion over the firm’s links to a company that...

  • German national working on Mangla project found dead

    MUZAFFARABAD: A German national associated with the refurbishment project of Mangla powerhouse shot himself dead in the highly guarded compound for foreigners late on Friday night, a police official said on Saturday...

    Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mirpur Riaz Haider Bukhari told Dawn that 59-year-old Sorin Daniel Petermayer was residing in a bungalow in the residential colony of Mangla powerhouse where he ended his life after...

  • 'Will build biggest dam in Pakistan's history': PM Imran kicks off construction work at Diamer-Bhasha Dam

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday vowed to build the "biggest dam in Pakistan's history" after kicking off construction work at the Diamer-Bhasha Dam project, adding that the project will also benefit the people living in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB)...

    Earlier, the PM had visited the site of the dam along with Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, where they were briefed on the...

  • Irsa wants Wapda to fill Mangla to the maximum

    LAHORE: The Indus River System Authority chairman along with members from Sindh and Punjab provinces visited the damaged site of Mirpur-Kotli Road and allied reservoir rim and overruled administrative order of the AJK government regarding imposition of restriction on impounding of Mangla Reservoir beyond 1,202 feet...

    They told Wapda to fill the raised Mangla Dam to its maximum capacity of 1,242 feet level at all costs keeping in view...

  • Mangla lifts Athletics Championship trophy

    LAHORE: Mangla lifted the coveted Pakistan Army Athletics Championship trophy by beating Karachi after a gruelling contest at the Ayub Stadium, Lahore Cantonment...

    In the Cross Country Championship, Mangla got first position while Quetta and Gujranwala got second and third positions respectively...

  • Two sisters drown in Mangla lake

    MUZAFFARABAD: Two sisters drowned in the southern Mirpur city of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Saturday...

    Madiha, 17, and Misbah, 19, daughters of Qaim Hussain Shah, were taking bath along the reservoir in Khaliqabad area to beat the heat
  • Watershed plan raises Mangla life by 100 years: Wapda

    LAHORE: The implementation of Mangla Watershed Management Project during the last 55 years has enhanced the life of Mangla reservoir from 110 to 212 years...

    It was briefed that the consultants of Mangla Dam in their design of the project way back in late 1950s, had envisaged life of the Mangla reservoir from 100 to 110 years with an estimated sediment load at the rate of 42,000 acre feet per annum...

  • Water reaches maximum level in Tarbela, Mangla dams

    ISLAMABAD: With continuous rainfall in the catchment areas of Tarbela and Mangla dams, water in both reservoirs has almost reached to maximum level...

    On Wednesday evening, water in Tarbela dam touched 1,549 feet against the capacity of 1,550 feet and in Mangla 1,237 feet against the maximum level of 1,242 feet...

  • Sindh demands management of Mangla, Tarbela dams for ‘fair water distribution’

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday demanded of the federal government that the management of water distribution from the Mangla and Tarbela dams be given to Sindh and Balochistan on a rotational basis since the Water and Power Development Authority was not reliable as far as fair distribution of irrigation water was concerned...

    Accompanied by provincial ministers, the chief minister said that the Indus River...

  • Rise in Tarbela, Mangla storage levels

    LAHORE: Water storage level in the two mega reservoirs — Tarbela and Mangla — is rising following rains in the catchment areas and melting of snow...

    In the last 24 hours, water level in Tarbela and Mangla dams surged to 5...

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