Indus flood erodes Moria dyke near Larkana


LARKANA: Moria dyke has been described sensitive here as rapid flow of mighty Indus River flood continues to erode the Bund.

More flood will pass through this area as in the past Nusrat Loop Bund and Akil-Agani Bund had been posing danger to these Bunds due to super floods 2010. Indus flood continue to pile up near Khairpur-Larkana bridge because of its narrow space which accumulate and then penetrate in the upper areas due to which these dykes are always in danger and erosion position.

Three points have been described sensitive by the irrigation department officials during the current flood, which include Moria Bund, Hakra Bund and Akil-Agani Bund. Pressure on Moria and Akil-Agani Bunds will never reduce until and unless more passage is provided to the flood from Khairpur-Larkana bridge which was constructed under haste over Indus without taking care of huge flood water.

Larkana Commissioner Ghulam Akbar Laghari and Deputy Commissioner Javed Jagirani have been visiting dykes and have directed the irrigation department engineers to established their camps to keep constant vigil so that rising water level could be monitored round the clock along with erosion at vulnerable points.

Leghari said that five to six lac cusecs of flood is expected and till its arrival at Sukkur, it will reduce by one lac cusecs which is not a big flood situation, adding that it will pass through this area normally and katcha lands will be refreshed. Leghari further said that he was in constant touch with the Senior Member, Board of Revenue and PDMA. He claimed that all precautionary measures have been taken during current predicted monsoon rains in entire Larkana division and all deputy commissioners have been instructed to remain in touch with the relevant municipal committees and dewatering pumping stations and other required material be kept ready.