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The water levels are falling and also causing massive problems.(Unsplash)

Climate crisis is causing lakes to shrink

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:08 PM IST
While global sea levels are rising due to the climate crisis and threatening near-coastal infrastructures, higher temperatures in other areas are having exactly the opposite effect.
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The city is expected to receive moderate to heavy showers from Thursday morning.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The city is expected to receive moderate to heavy showers from Thursday morning.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Light rain likely in Delhi today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:12 AM IST
Authorities in Delhi are also monitoring the water level in the Yamuna river. The water level has reached 203.7 metres, which is close to the warning mark of 204.5 metres
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Preparations are already underway in case a higher volume of water is released and evacuation operations need to be launched.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Preparations are already underway in case a higher volume of water is released and evacuation operations need to be launched.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Yamuna continues to flow near warning level in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Officials in the Delhi government’s Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department said that the level recorded Wednesday is below the warning mark at present and is likely to remain so unless a higher volume of water is released
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Preparations are already underway in case people living around the Yamuna need to be evacuated.(PTI)
Preparations are already underway in case people living around the Yamuna need to be evacuated.(PTI)

Delhi: Yamuna water rises close to warning level

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 12:28 PM IST
5,883 cusecs water was released from the Hathni Kund Barrage in the Yamuna at 8 am
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Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Panic at 3 am as floodwaters enter homes in Chandigarh’s Khuda Lahora, Mohali areas hit

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh/mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:23 PM IST
MC teams sent to site after flooding reports came in from Khuda Lahora Colony to clear out clogged drains; police post under water in Baltana
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Water flows over a bridge in Chandigarh’s Bapudham colony and traffic is held up after heavy weekend showers led to a rise in levels of the Sukhna Lake and streams nearby.(Keshav Singh)
Water flows over a bridge in Chandigarh’s Bapudham colony and traffic is held up after heavy weekend showers led to a rise in levels of the Sukhna Lake and streams nearby.(Keshav Singh)

Sukhna floodgates opened after heavy rain in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Two of the lake’s three floodgates were opened early on Sunday with no confirmation on when these would be closed
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A glacial lake was formed in 2004 after a landslide in the Tibetan Himalayas on the banks of the Pareechu, causing water to build up into an artificial lake spread over 200 hectares and 60 metres deep. The lake burst on June 26, 2005.(PTI file photo)
A glacial lake was formed in 2004 after a landslide in the Tibetan Himalayas on the banks of the Pareechu, causing water to build up into an artificial lake spread over 200 hectares and 60 metres deep. The lake burst on June 26, 2005.(PTI file photo)

Rising water level in Pareechu river from China puts Himachal Pradesh on alert

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Accelerated glacial melting leading to rise in water level of river that originates in India, meanders through the mountainous terrain of China-occupied Tibet before merging into the Sutlej in Lahaul-Spiti district of HP
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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan(Twitter)
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan(Twitter)

Govt ensuring safety of people amid challenging flood situation: Narayan

By Asian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Various parts of the state continue to reel under flood-like situation due to incessant rainfall.
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Water pumps installed on banks of Dangori River meant to carry water to fight a gas well fire lie submerged in the flood.(OIL)
Water pumps installed on banks of Dangori River meant to carry water to fight a gas well fire lie submerged in the flood.(OIL)

Flood situation in Assam grim; over 9 lakh in 23 districts affected, 20 dead

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 08:36 PM IST
The floods have inundated nearly 60% of Kaziranga National Park and forced the stoppage of firefighting operations in a gas well in Tinsukia district.Flooding near Assam gas well on fire; work to control fire/blow out suspended
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In Harinhula village, local residents line up for relief material as water levels rise due to the full-moon tide .
In Harinhula village, local residents line up for relief material as water levels rise due to the full-moon tide .

In one village, rising tide waters bring back nightmare of cyclone

By Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:54 AM IST
The road approaching his house has almost been washed away, making it difficult for relief workers to access his family.
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Tourism usually peaks in April, when Christians flock to the holy sites during the Easter season and Israelis descend on the beaches and nearby national parks to enjoy the spring weather and see the wildflowers bloom.(Unsplash)
Tourism usually peaks in April, when Christians flock to the holy sites during the Easter season and Israelis descend on the beaches and nearby national parks to enjoy the spring weather and see the wildflowers bloom.(Unsplash)

The Sea of Galilee is full, but the beaches are empty

By Associated Press | Jerusalem
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 03:18 PM IST
After an especially rainy winter, the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel is at its highest level in two decades, but the beaches and major Christian sites along its banks are empty.
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Residents of areas that face demolitions following the Punjab and Haryana high court’s order attending a meeting in Kansal on Sunday. Around 2,000 families are expected to be affected in Kansal alone.
Residents of areas that face demolitions following the Punjab and Haryana high court’s order attending a meeting in Kansal on Sunday. Around 2,000 families are expected to be affected in Kansal alone.
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Illegal construction still on in Sukhna catchment: Sarin to Punjab & Haryana high court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Senior advocate ML Sarin said that he and other lawyers, on court directions, have made a number of visits to Chandigarh’s Sukhna lake area and also submitted their reports in this regard
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A view of a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 17, 2019.(Reuters photo)
A view of a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 17, 2019.(Reuters photo)

Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide

By Associated Press | Venice
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 10:35 AM IST
Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the hardest-hit area around St. Mark’s Square, but tourists donned high rubber boots or even hip waders to witness and photograph the spectacle.
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Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as roads remained water-logged till Friday morning.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as roads remained water-logged till Friday morning.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Delhi airport inundated, passengers wade through ankle-deep water inside terminals

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 02:03 AM IST
Most passengers said the airport premises remained flooded till early Friday. As many as 50 flights were delayed or diverted because of the rain. Airport officials said flight operations were shut between 7.56pm and 8.20pm.
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Pilgrims cross a flooded street after the flash flood at Shakumbhari Devi temple in Saharanpur on Sunday, (R) a view of a waterlogged street outside Adampur police station following heavy rains, in Varanasi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Pilgrims cross a flooded street after the flash flood at Shakumbhari Devi temple in Saharanpur on Sunday, (R) a view of a waterlogged street outside Adampur police station following heavy rains, in Varanasi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

14 more rain-related deaths in UP in 24 hours, flood alert in 28 districts

By HT Correspondent | Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 04:15 AM IST
As per the information available on the Flood Management and Information System Centre (FMISC) website, UP received an average of 50mm rain in the past 24 hours. Data showed that districts in the eastern part received more rain than those in the western region.
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3 workers died due to suffocation inside a septic tank in Assam.(HT ARCHIVE)
3 workers died due to suffocation inside a septic tank in Assam.(HT ARCHIVE)

Three die of suffocation in septic tank of an under construction building in Assam

By Sadiq Naqvi | Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 11:51 AM IST
NDRF and officials from the Fire Department rescued the bodies.
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A child wades through flood water in a low-lying area of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
A child wades through flood water in a low-lying area of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)

Ganga, Yamuna likely to breach danger mark in Prayagraj today

By Kenneth John | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 12:31 PM IST
An official attributed the rise in the water levels of Ganga and Yamuna to heavy showers in neighbouring states of Rajasthan and MP besides water being released from Kota Barrage in Rajasthan, Matatila Dam in Lalitpur, Lahchura Dam in Jhansi and Bariyarpur dam in Madhya Pradesh.
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People deal with rain at Marol in Mumbai, India(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
People deal with rain at Marol in Mumbai, India(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

IMD predicts heavy rain in several states

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 01:26 AM IST
Due to the likely increase in rainfall over Nepal between September 16 and 18, there could be a rise in water levels in the rivers of east Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from September 17 to 20.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be offering prayers at the Sardar Sarovar Dam site in Gujarat on Tuesday, which also happens to be his 69th birthday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be offering prayers at the Sardar Sarovar Dam site in Gujarat on Tuesday, which also happens to be his 69th birthday.(PTI)

PM Modi to visit Sardar Sarovar Dam on 69th birthday

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:03 AM IST
Modi will visit the project site at Kevadiya village in Narmada district to celebrate the dam reaching its full reservoir level (FRL) of 138.68 metres for the first time..
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The river was flowing at 31.25 feet, three feet above the danger mark of 28 feet, at Golden Bridge that connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch.(Photo: PTI)
The river was flowing at 31.25 feet, three feet above the danger mark of 28 feet, at Golden Bridge that connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch.(Photo: PTI)

Narmada above danger mark in Bharuch; 3,900 shifted in 3 days

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 08:21 AM IST
The Narmada’s water level has gone past the 31 feet mark due to discharge of over 7 lakh cusec of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) upstream. The river was flowing at 31.25 feet, three feet above the danger mark of 28 feet, at Golden Bridge.
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Suburban services on the Central Railway (CR) resumed on Thursday morning, after being shut for more than 19 hours since Wednesday amid heavy showers.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Suburban services on the Central Railway (CR) resumed on Thursday morning, after being shut for more than 19 hours since Wednesday amid heavy showers.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Suburban services on Central Railways back on track after 19 hours

By Aroosa Ahmed | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:20 PM IST
The CR now plans to approach the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to propose the widening of Mithi river, which swelled to dangerous levels on Wednesday, flooding tracks between Kurla-Sion and Chunabhatti stations and crippling services for hours.
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The health of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar, on a hunger protest for the past eight days seeking rehabilitation of those displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project, has deteriorated(PTI)
The health of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar, on a hunger protest for the past eight days seeking rehabilitation of those displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project, has deteriorated(PTI)

Medha Patkar, on hunger strike, refuses doctors to examine her

By Press Trust of India | Barwani/Bhopal
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 07:03 AM IST
However, district authorities said they could not confirm health status of sexagenarian Patkar while claiming that she was not allowing doctors at the site to examine her.
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Residents of Dharavi protest at the G north municipal office against water shortage at Dadar in Mumbai. According to the BMC, the water level was 95.40% last year at this time and 95.21% in 2017.(Kunal Patil/ HT Photo)
Residents of Dharavi protest at the G north municipal office against water shortage at Dadar in Mumbai. According to the BMC, the water level was 95.40% last year at this time and 95.21% in 2017.(Kunal Patil/ HT Photo)

Mumbai may not face water cuts this year: BMC

By Mehul R Thakkar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 01:31 AM IST
The BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water daily, against the city’s demand of 4,200 million litres. On an average, each household in Mumbai gets about three to four hours of water daily.
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A view of a waterlogged area in Indore. Thousands of trees, large chunk of agriculture land and human settlements are being submerged in Madhya Pradesh reportedly due to rising backwaters of Sardar Sarovar Dam, built on Narmada in Gujarat.(PTI)
A view of a waterlogged area in Indore. Thousands of trees, large chunk of agriculture land and human settlements are being submerged in Madhya Pradesh reportedly due to rising backwaters of Sardar Sarovar Dam, built on Narmada in Gujarat.(PTI)

Over 16,000 evacuated in 22 days as Narmada backwaters rise in MP

By Press Trust of India | Indore
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 07:47 AM IST
On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the water level of the SSD, located in his home state of Gujarat, has touched a “historic” 134 metres.
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Admn sets up new ‘ring bundh’ in Ferozepur village

By HT Correspondent, Ferozepur
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Low-lying areas in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district have ben inundated by Ganga water as the river crossed the danger mark on Sunday, August 25, 2019.(HT Photo)
Low-lying areas in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district have ben inundated by Ganga water as the river crossed the danger mark on Sunday, August 25, 2019.(HT Photo)

Flood scare in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj as Ganga crosses danger mark

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 03:42 PM IST
The rising water level in the Ganga has impacted over 70 villages in the district. River water has inundated several low lying areas such as Shobhanpur Bhatha, Mathia, Haripur, Kamaltoal and others, officials said.
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Villagers filling the breach at Jania village near Lohian on Saturday(HT Photo)
Villagers filling the breach at Jania village near Lohian on Saturday(HT Photo)

Dept fully prepared to contain disease outbreak, says health minister

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Specialists doctors have been deputed at the civil hospital of Lohian and Sultanpur Lodhi
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The residents said they used to go to Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29 for their morning and evening walks. However, they can now enjoy walking by the pond, which has different types of fish in it.(HT FILE)
The residents said they used to go to Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29 for their morning and evening walks. However, they can now enjoy walking by the pond, which has different types of fish in it.(HT FILE)

Develop Gurugram’s Sukhrali pond as a tourist spot: Locals

By Dhananjay Jha | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2019 02:46 AM IST
The pond, which is believed to be 165 years old, was revived in 2013 by the residents themselves who now want the MCG to declare it a lake.
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