Collapse of small dams increased flood intensity?

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Where did small dams break across the country? Are small dams failing due to poor construction or something else? How much truth is there in the news of damage to a large number of small dams?

Mumtaz Ahmed Bhatti

Islamabad: Collapse of small dams increased flood intensity? Where did small dams break across the country? Are small dams smashed due to poor construction or something else? How much truth is there in the news of damage to a large number of small dams? The number of small dams swept away in the flood in Balochistan province could not be accurately estimated.

 Dams were washed away in Quetta, Mastung, Ziarat, Qila Abdullah and Chaman. There are reports of dams being washed away in Sindh as well, but the number of dams washed away in flood in Sindh is very less than Balochistan. Fake news will continue to mislead the public until the exact number of small dams washed away in the flood and the financial loss caused by the destruction of small dams are not accurately estimated. Due to the worsening situation of climate change, it became necessary to revise the PC One of all small dams and change the specifications. If necessary measures are not taken in this regard, then do we have the financial strength to bear the loss of large number of small dams washed away from every coming flood? impression is spreading that the reasons why small dams are so easily washed away by floods are the negligence of engineers, corruption and not ensuring the quality of work.

This is the opinion of non-technical people. It is very important to know the real reasons and facts of small dams being washed away. The destruction of small dams in large numbers in Balochistan and relatively less destruction of small dams in Sindh is also a big question . After a discussion with the engineers who constructed the small dams, a detailed, unique report based on ground realities and facts will be published soon on the small dams destroyed in Balochistan and Sindh.