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Pakistan Diverts Water From Biggest Lake to Prevent More Floods

Manchar lake, Pakistan.

Manchar lake, Pakistan.

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Pakistan is diverting water from its biggest lake to prevent a retainer wall from bursting, which would worsen deadly floods in the southern Sindh province.

About 30,000 cusecs of water -- some 850,000 liters per second or enough to fill an Olympic-size pool in about three seconds -- is being diverted to the outskirts of Sehwan. Even so the city, along with Dadu and Mirpurkhas, is in danger of flooding, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in a briefing Tuesday.