Yamuna moves close to danger mark
Yamuna today moved threateningly close to the danger level with incessant rain and release of water into the river by Haryana continue to flood the low lying areas of the national capital.delhi Updated: Sep 12, 2009 14:44 IST
Yamuna on Saturday moved threateningly close to the danger level with incessant rain and release of water into the river by Haryana continue to flood the low lying areas of the national capital.
Officials said the water level in Yamuna at the Old Delhi bridge touched 204.75 metre at 1 pm which is just 0.08
mm below the danger level.
The flood control department as well as disaster management authority of the Delhi government have been
evacuating people from low lying areas since yesterday and set several relief camps for the affected people.
"The Central Water Commission has told us that the water will cross the danger level within next couple of
hours," said a senior official.
He said apart from the incessant rain, the water level has increased in Yamuna due to release of water by
Hathnikund dam in Haryana has released 4.20 lakh cusecs of water on Thursday. Today they have released nearly
2.5 lakh cusecs water into Yamuna.
A control room was set up yesterday to coordinate relief and rescue operation among various agencies round-the-clock.