With Heavy Rains in Delhi, lashing the capital since the last week, the water level in the Yamuna river has risen once again to cross the danger mark. The river is currently flowing at 205.12 metres with an increase imminent by tomorrow. The government has sounded an alert along the Yamuna belt, asking people dwelling on its banks to shift to higher ground immediately.
Coming back to Heavy Rains in Delhi, the rains along with a discharge of 2.5lakh cusecs water from the Hathni Kund Barrage into the Yamuna is only going to result in the water level rising rapidly. The water which was left open from the barrage that provides drinking water to the capital into the Yamuna on Monday is expected to reach by Thursday, leading to an upward rising trend in water level of the river. The water level had crossed 5 lakh cusecs this July in the Yamuna in Delhi after heavy downpours.
“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 warning level of the Yamuna is 204 meters while the danger mark is 204.83 meters.
In a bid to prevent any major losses, the Haryana and Delhi government have been put on high alert. With incessant rains tormenting both states and more water expected to be released into the Yamuna, it is expected for the water level to go past 3 lakh cusecs which can lead to heavy flooding in the low lying vicinities.
“If the water level crosses mark of 2.5 lakh cusecs, it may cause high floods. There is a possibility of an increase in the water level and it may go up to 3 lakh cusecs of the water level. But nothing to panic about it. We are not apprehending many losses at this stage,” said Yamunanagar DC Girish Arora. “We are in regular touch with the officers of Delhi also,” he added.
The India Metrological Department has meanwhile said that rains will continue in Delhi this entire week. The withdrawal of the southwest monsoon is expected from 29th September onwards till which the city will be greeted by heavy showers.
The welcome spell of rain has turned the country’s capital’s weather extremely pleasant, bringing down pollution levels massively as well. Swift breezes and occasional and fairly widespread rainfall have been hitting Delhi ever since July, resulting in a good monsoon for the city.
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