Flood-alert in 80 villages in Gujarat
A flood-alert has been sounded across the villages located on banks of rivers flowing through Bharuch, Vadodara and Ahmedabad districts in Gujarat.india Updated: Jul 09, 2007 13:11 IST
A flood-alert has been sounded across 80 villages located on banks of rivers flowing through Bharuch, Vadodara and Ahmedabad districts in Gujarat, official sources said on Monday morning.
About 72 villages in Bharuch and Vadodara districts, located downstream near the banks of river Narmada have been alerted as water levels are expected to rise due to heavy inflow of water from Madhya Pradesh.
"The Sardar Sarovar dam built on Narmada has once again started overflowing after the Omkarsent 1.5 lakh cusecs of water has been overflowing from the dam. Due to this we have already sounded an alert in 72 villages located downstream," he added.
Over 44,000 people were evacuated from Bharuch alone when the Sardar Sarovar dam overflowed in the heavy rains last week.
Meanwhile, a similar flood-alert has also been sounded in about 18 villages located on the banks of rivers Vatrak and Mazum in Ahmedabad district.
First Published: Jul 09, 2007 13:06 IST