HYDERABAD: The Kotri barrage is successfully withstanding a flow of 891,450 cusecs of water which has surpassed its designed capacity of 875,000 cusecs, and the flow increasing.
A flow of 869,665 cusecs was recorded downstream on Tuesday, inundating kutcha areas and villages in Latifabad taluka and Thatta district. But the flow of the Indus flow is decreasing at Guddu and Sukkur.
The Kotri barrage withstood a flow of 981,000 cusecs in 1956 and 824,000 cusecs in 1994.
Seepages and erosions of embankments are taking place at several locations in Matiari and Thatta districts where local people are maintaining round the clock vigil along with irrigations officials to prevent flooding of their areas.
A drop of one decimal point has been reported at the Dadu-Moro bridge