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Flood situation remains grim in parts of UP, Bihar

PTI  New Delhi, August 22, 2014
First Published: 13:56 IST(22/8/2014) | Last Updated: 13:59 IST(22/8/2014)

The flood situation in some parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continues to be grim on Friday with the rivers Ghagra and Rapti flowing in "High Flood Situation".

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The ministry of water resources said the river Ghagra at Darauli at Siwan district of Bihar is now flowing in High Flood Situation.

At 06am on Friday, it was flowing at a level of 61.42m with rising trend which is 0.60m above its danger level of 60.82mts. It is 0.32mts below its previous Highest Flood Level (HFL) of 61.74mts recorded on 29-08-1998, the ministry said in a release.

At Gangpur in Bihar, the river was flowing at a level of 57.85mts with rising trend which is 0.81mts above its danger level of 57.04mts and 0.16mts below its previous of 58.01mts recorded in 1983.

The river Rapti at Balrampur in UP is also flowing in High Flood Situation.

At 06am on Friday, it was flowing at a level of 104.83mts with rising trend which is 0.21mts above its danger level of 104.62mts and 0.42mts below its previous HFL of 105.25mts on 11-09-2000, the release said.

Floods in UP have so far claimed 89 lives.


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