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(July 25, 2023 - Islamabad) - NDMA Holds NEOC Session with Key Stakeholders on Current Monsoon Situation

(July 25, 2023, Islamabad)— Acting Chairman NDMA presided special NEOC session with key stakeholders on current monsoon situation. The session was attended by representatives of PMD, FFC, PDMAs/SDMA/GBDMA, Armed Forces, FFD, Mangla & Tarbela Dam Management Authorities, SUPARCO and PCIW.

Acting-Chairman NDMA reviewed situation of major Dams and regulation of river flows during ongoing monsoon spell.  

  • Tarbela Dam Management briefed that 80 percent has been filled of its full capacity, howsoever there is no flood-like situation expected and impacts on downstream population as of now. 
  • Mangla Dam Management Authority briefed that facility is nearly 76 percent filled of its full capacity and experiencing low level flood condition. It was informed that detailed mock exercises were planned with relevant authorities to handle monsoon contingencies. 
  • FFD reported that there is less chance of rainfalls over catchment areas of major rivers till 26th July. However, heavy rain spells are expected from 27th to 30th July over catchment areas of river Indus & Kabul which may trigger flash flooding and high flows in tributaries these rivers. 
  • SUPARCO provided updates on the current situation of Badswat Glacial lake and shared satellite images of hazard-prone GLOF sites in GB and KP.
  • PCIW briefed about current situation of Indian Dams including Bakhra, Pong and Thein and informed that releases from these reservoirs are still within limits. 


Acting-Chairman NDMA instructed relevant departments to strengthen coordination among all relevant departments to streamline disaster mitigation and contingencies plans. He also emphasized undertaking public awareness campaigns to maximise general public’s knowledge on risk associated with monsoon season and enhance vigilant monitoring of rivers and reservoirs during monsoon season.