Yamuna crosses warning level again in Delhi

A forecast issued by the Central Water Commission said the Yamuna river is likely to rise to 205.25 metres by

Published on Aug 17, 2022 10:25 AM IST 10 Photos

The water level of the Yamuna river crossed the warning mark of 204.5 metres in Delhi again today, August 17, with Haryana releasing more water from the Hathnikund barrage amid rains in the upper catchment areas, officials said.(ANI)

The river had breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres on August 12 following heavy rains in the upper catchment areas, prompting authorities to evacuate around 7,000 people from low-lying areas. The water level had receded below the warning mark on August 15 and stood at 203.96 metres at 6 pm on August 16.(AP)

However, the water level rose again and crossed the warning mark around midnight on August 16. It stood at 204.89 metres at 7 am on August 17, the Delhi government's flood control room said.(PTI)

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A forecast issued by the Central Water Commission said the river is likely to rise to 205.25 metres by 9 pm and remain stable thereafter.(ANI)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said widespread rainfall "with isolated heavy falls" is very likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand over the next two-three days.(PTI)

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