September 24, 2023

IDPs are returning home as Manchhar Lake’s water level drops

IDPs are returning home as Manchhar Lake's water level drops

The right bank of the river should return to normal as soon as the lake’s water level drops, said Sindh Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro in confirmation of the claim. He claimed that the water entering the Indus River was flowing quickly.

It was also claimed that some internally displaced people (IDPs) have started returning to their villages.

A volunteer at a ladies’ college in Qasimabad, Hyderabad, The Manchhar Lake’s water level was 120 feet as of today at noon, according to records.

At Guddu Barrage, the inflow of water was estimated to be 127,823 cusecs, while the outflow was measured at 121,186. At the Sukkur Barrage, the inflow and outflow were respectively 144,990 and 137,780 cusecs.

At the Kotri Barrage, the intake was 259,517 cusecs and the outflow was 229, 722 cusecs.

“Families divided”

Families in Pakistan have been split up by the extraordinary flooding, which has also caused distressing relocating due to climate change.

Following a new wave of flooding, thousands of terrified residents fled the densely populated Dadu area, adding to the rising number of displaced persons.

In addition to causing a staggering loss of Rs350 billion ($1.5 billion) to agriculture and another Rs50 billion ($221 million) to animals, the recent downpours, which were 500% above average, and significant flooding have rendered 125 million people homeless in Sindh alone.

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