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Floods, Flash Floods and Dyke or Dam Failure in Balochistan

Southern parts of Balochistan have always been prone to flash floods. Torrential rains during the monsoon season lead to flash floods almost every year in the districts of Turbat and Gwadar. Shadikor dam near the town of Pasni, usually spills during the season, causing havoc to people, livelihoods and property downstream. The floods are usually worst in three ‘Tehsils’ -Dasht, Ormara and Pasni, in Gwadar district, they caused extensive damage to houses, standing crops, orchards, livestock and water supply schemes affecting thousands of people and settlements while cutting and damaging road networks.