Delhi: Water Levels In Yamuna Rise After Heavy Rains In Catchment Areas


“The flow rate peaked to 1.60 lakh cusecs in the last 24 hours, the highest so far this year,” the official mentioned. The water discharged from the barrage usually takes two-three days to succeed in the capital.

The water stage within the Yamuna in Delhi on Thursday rose to 203.37 metres, near the warning mark of 204.50 metres after heavy rains within the higher catchment areas of the river, officers mentioned. The administration had sounded an alert within the low-lying areas near the river floodplains on Tuesday and the state of affairs is being monitored around the clock, they mentioned.

“The water level was recorded at 203.37 metres at the Old Railway Bridge at 10:30 am,” an official of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department mentioned. The Yamuna has swollen due to rains in Delhi and the higher catchment areas, he mentioned, including that extra water is being launched from the Hathnikund barrage into the river in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district.

“The flow rate peaked to 1.60 lakh cusecs in the last 24 hours, the highest so far this year,” the official mentioned. The water discharged from the barrage usually takes two-three days to succeed in the capital.

Water was being launched into the Yamuna on the price of 85,879 cusecs at 10 am on Thursday. Normally, the circulate price on the Hathnikund barrage is 352 cusec, however the discharge is elevated after heavy rainfall within the catchment areas. One cusec is equal to twenty-eight.32 litres per second. 

The water stage might rise additional as there’s a prediction of rains within the catchment areas, the official mentioned. In 2019, the circulate price had peaked at 8.28 lakh cusecs on August 18 and 19, and the water stage within the Yamuna had touched 206.60 metres, breaching the hazard mark of 205.33 metres. The Delhi authorities needed to launch evacuation and reduction operations after the overflowing river submerged many low-lying areas.

In 2013, the river had swelled to 207.32 metres. In 1978, the water stage within the Yamuna rose to a document 207.49 metres.

(PTI)




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