The water level in Yamuna rises again in Delhi.
The water level at the Yamuna in Delhi rose again and reached 205.30 meters on Sunday morning, just below the 205.33-meter danger mark, as rains continued to hit Delhi and the catchment areas. upper reaches of the river, authorities said.
According to officials, more than 100 families living in the Yamuna floodplains have been moved to higher areas in recent days.
On Friday, the Delhi administration sounded a flood alert and accelerated efforts to evacuate people from vulnerable areas, as the river in the capital broke the 205.33-meter danger mark amid heavy rains in the upper catchment areas.
The water level was recorded at 205.30 meters at the Old Railway Bridge at 9:00 am.
On Friday, the Yamuna had crossed the danger mark and had climbed to 205.59 meters at 9 at night. It had receded to 204.89 meters on Saturday night, according to the Delhi flood control room.
With Haryana discharging more water into the river since the Hathnikund Flurry, the Delhi Police and the East Delhi district administration have been evacuating people living on the Yamuna floodplains in the capital.
“The flood warning remains in place. We have deployed boats in different areas and families living in vulnerable areas are being temporarily transferred to city government tents and shelters,” said an official from the Water Management Authority. Disasters of Delhi.
A flood alert is declared when the Yamuna crosses the “warning mark” of 204.50 meters.
The Delhi flood control room reported a discharge rate of 17,827 cusecs from the Hathnikund barrier in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district at 9:00 am.
Normally the flow rate at the Hathnikund Dam is 352 cusec, but the discharge increases after heavy rains in the catchment areas.
It had peaked at 1.60 lakh cusecs on Tuesday, the highest this year so far.
The water discharged by the dam normally takes two to three days to reach the capital.
One cusec equals 28.32 liters per second.
A Meteorology Department official said “moderate to heavy” rains are forecast in northwestern India over the next few days, likely to increase water levels in rivers running through the region.
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