Delhi Flood ALERT: Water level in Yamuna rises due to heavy rains in hills, flood threat in Delhi

Publish Date: 12 Aug, 2022 |

The rain water falling in the mountains is reaching the plains. Its effect is also visible in Delhi. Due to the huge amount of water released from Hathnikund in Haryana, there is a danger of flooding in the Yamuna River. Yamuna has crossed the danger mark in Delhi. The water level was 205.38 metres till 4 pm on Friday. The dangerous level of Yamuna is 205.33 metres. On Thursday, 17 lakh cusecs of water was released from Hathnikund barrage in Haryana, due to which the water level of Yamuna in Delhi increased.

Water level touches danger mark

An official of Delhi's flood control room said the water level is likely to touch the 'danger' mark.A warning was issued regarding this on Friday.Till 10 pm on Thursday, the water level of Yamuna stood at 203.98 metres, which was below the 'alert' level of 204.5 metres.The water level had fallen by about 204.12 metres at 6 pm.The highest level of water level was recorded at 204.29 metres at 9 am on Thursday.

Administration issues alert

Heavy rains lashed the hills of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Wednesday night. Due to this, the water level of Yamuna started rising on Thursday morning. 76 thousand 795 cusecs of water was released from Hathnikund barrage at 6 am. After recording the water level of 1 lakh 34 thousand 912 cusecs at 7 o'clock, the Irrigation Department declared a flood and the Eastern and Western Yamuna canals were closed by barrage. 2 lakh 21 thousand 786 cusecs of water was released when the water increased at the barrage at 3 o'clock. 

In view of the ever-increasing water level, the administration has issued an alert. All flood posts have been activated. All the officers and employees posted at the posts have been instructed to go to their respective areas immediately. According to the information received from the barrage, the water level of Yamuna may increase further. In this situation, there is a danger of flooding in the low lying areas. Some areas of Sarsawa, Nakud and Gangoh of Saharanpur will be affected.


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