The walls of the Hub Dam are close to being breached as massive pressure is being exerted on them, warned the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). The dam, which is filled to its maximum capacity due to recent torrential rains, has not been repaired for many years and meets 20% of Karachi’s and 100% of Hub’s water needs.
WAPDA Chief Engineer Muhammad Ehteshamul Haq has said the water is enough to meet the needs of Karachi and Hub for the next three years. But if the issue is not addressed immediately, the dam might collapse.
It is the third-largest water reservoir in the country and plans to generate electricity from it have been stalled since the 18th Amendment.
Last week, the water level in Hub Dam had crossed the 339-foot mark and filled to maximum capacity for the first time in 13 years. The water level had risen rapidly due to the recent spell of torrential rains in Sindh.
Source: The News