Delhi: Water level in Yamuna increases; over 100 households transferred to more secure locations

The water level in the Yamuna in Delhi increased once again and was tape-recorded at 205.30 meters on Sunday early morning, simply listed below the risk mark of 205.33 meters, as rains continued to lash Delhi


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The water level in the Yamuna in Delhi increased once again and was taped at 205.30 meters on Sunday early morning, simply listed below the threat mark of 205.33 meters, as rains continued to lash Delhi and upper catchment locations of the river, authorities stated.

According to the authorities, over 100 households residing in the Yamuna floodplains have actually been transferred to greater locations over the last couple of days.

On Friday, the Delhi administration had actually sounded a flood alert and expedited efforts to leave individuals from susceptible locations, as the river in the capital breached the risk mark of 205.33 metres amidst heavy rains in the upper catchment locations.

The water level was tape-recorded at 205.30 metres at the Old Railway Bridge at 9 am.

On Friday, the Yamuna had actually breached the risk mark and swelled to 205.59 metres by 9 pm. It had actually declined to 204.89 metres on Saturday night, according to the Delhi flood control space.

With Haryana releasing more water into the river from the Hathnikund Barrage, the Delhi Police and the East Delhi district administration have actually been leaving individuals residing on the floodplains of the Yamuna in the capital.

” The flood alert stays in location. We have actually released boats in various locations and households residing in susceptible locations are being momentarily moved into camping tents and shelter houses of the local government,” an authorities of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority stated.

A flood alert is stated when the Yamuna crosses the “caution mark” of 204.50 metres.

The Delhi flood control space reported a discharge rate of 17,827 cusecs from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district at 9 am.

Typically, the circulation rate at the Hathnikund barrage is 352 cusec, however the discharge is increased after heavy rains in catchment locations.

It had actually peaked to 1.60 lakh cusecs on Tuesday, the greatest this year up until now.

The water released from the barrage generally takes two-three days to reach the capital.

One cusec is comparable to 28.32 litres per second.

A Met Department authorities stated “moderate to heavy” rains are anticipated in northwest India over the next couple of days, which is most likely to increase water levels in the rivers streaming through the area.

In 2019, the circulation rate had actually peaked to 8.28 lakh cusec on August 18-19, and the water level of the Yamuna had actually struck the 206.60 metre-mark, breaching the risk mark of 205.33 metres.

In 1978, the river had actually swelled to the all-time record water level of 207.49 metres.

In 2013, it had actually increased to 207.32 metres.

( Only the heading and image of this report might have been remodelled by the Business Standard personnel; the remainder of the material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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