Yamuna in spate, flowing above danger mark in Delhi


New Delhi, Sep 25: The Yamuna river is flowing above the danger level in the national capital following the release of water from Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage due to heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Since last few days, the north Indian states have been witnessing downpours resulting in an increase rivers water level.

The warning level mark of the Yamuna is 204 metres and the danger level mark is 204.83 metres.

“The water level of river Yamuna at Delhi Railway Bridge at 11 a.m. was 205.12 meters,” a Flood and Control Department official told IANS.

“The water is showing a rising trend and is expected to go up as Delhi is witnessing rains and more water is being released every hour from the barrage,” he added.

The water discharged from Hathnikund barrage, which provides drinking water to Delhi, normally takes 72 hours to reach the city, he said.


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