12,600 cusecs water missing from River Indus

This aerial view shows water leaving the Tarbela Dam spillway in Tarbela on August 24, 2010. The United States and other countries worldwide have now pledged a total of more than 700 million dollars towards flood relief in Pakistan, a senior US official said. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD: The water reservoirs in Pakistan have depleted to a dangerous level, a report by the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) revealed.

The water level in Tarbela Dam has reached dead level and the Chashma Barrage is also empty, the report said. While in Mangla Dam only four days of water is left.

There’s a threat of water shortage in the country and the rice, sugarcane, cotton and other vegetable crops can be damaged due to this.

According to Irsa, 12,600 cusecs are missing from the River Indus between Bhisham and Tarbela.

Irsa had asked the Wapda authorities three days ago to explain where the Indus River water is disappearing. Irsa says they haven’t received any reply from Wapda.