The threat of floods has started looming large in Delhi once again. Another rain can also create such situations around the Yamuna. In fact, an alert has been issued to evacuate people living in low-lying areas near Yamuna River. Because the water level of Yamuna has reached 206.16 meters above the danger mark of 205.33 meters. This year is the highest ever increase in water level after incessant rains.
People living in low-lying areas and other flood prone areas near the banks of river Yamuna are evacuated. The Delhi Flood Control Room reported about 45,352 cusecs of water to be released at 8 pm. One cusec is equal to 28.32 liters per second. The catchment area of the Yamuna river system includes parts of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
Normally the water release rate at Hathnikund barrage is 352 cusecs. But after heavy rains in the catchment areas, the flow of water increases. The water released from the barrage usually takes two to three days to reach the national capital.
The intermittent rain in Delhi-NCR for 4 consecutive days stopped on Sunday. The clouds started clearing from the sky in the morning on Sunday and after 4 days the sun was also visible. However, light rain also occurred in one or two areas of Delhi. Light rain occurred in Najafgarh and Zafarpur areas of Delhi.