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Water level in Yamuna: River flowing at 203.33 metre, may breach danger mark of 205.33 m

Water level in Yamuna: The water level in Yamuna River may breach danger mark (205.33 m) due to the incessant rain in Delhi-NCR region since Saturday. Presently, Yamuna is flowing at 203.33 on Monday. According to an advisory issued by the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Sunday, Yamuna may cross the danger mark on Tuesday […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Jul 10, 2023 12:57 IST
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Water level in Yamuna: The water level in Yamuna River may breach danger mark (205.33 m) due to the incessant rain in Delhi-NCR region since Saturday. Presently, Yamuna is flowing at 203.33 on Monday. According to an advisory issued by the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Sunday, Yamuna may cross the danger mark on Tuesday as over 150,453 cusecs of water was released from Hathnikund barrage in Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar on Sunday.

The CWC said that the Yamuna was flowing at 203.62 m at 9 pm on Sunday and as per the current situation, the water level will rise in the coming days and there is strong possibility of rising water level to reach at 205.5 metre in the coming days between 11am and 1 pm on July 11.

Hathnikund barrage water

Water discharged from Hathnikund barrage in Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar usually takes 48 to 72 hours to reach Delhi, officials informed. The water level at Old railway Bridge is considered a standard benchmark to assess the flood situation in the Capital.

At 8 am, the water level of river Yamuna recorded at 203.33 metres at Old Railway Bridge. The warning water level is 204.5 m at the old Railway Bridge while the danger level, which evoked evacuation of those living along the banks of Yamuna, is fixed at 205.33m.

In the year 1978, 6 September, the water level of Yamuna had crossed the danger mark and recorded the highest water level at 207.49. The water released is from the Hathnikund barrage located 228km upstream of Delhi.

Meanwhile, Delhi minister Atishi assured the netizens of the preparation in view of flood. She further said that Delhi also received 20% of its annual rainfall over the last 24 hours and the preparations at Yamuna floodplains will be inspected on Monday.

Atishi said, “We are keeping a close eye on the Yamuna water levels.”

The minister said all the flood control officers related to Yamuna management were inspecting the floodplains and from Monday morning onwards, she will review the sites where evacuation and relief camps will be developed.

A government official said that all the sector officers have been advised to keep a vigil in their respective areas and to take necessary action on vulnerable points.

 

First published on: Jul 10, 2023 09:33 AM IST

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