Yamuna continues to circulation close to warning stage in Delhi; water stage more likely to enhance additional

New Delhi, August 26 

The Yamuna was flowing near the warning mark in Delhi on Wednesday morning and is more likely to swell additional with extra water being launched into it from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana, officers mentioned.    

The water stage was recorded at 203.78 metres on the Old Railway Bridge at eight am. Water was being launched into the Yamuna on the charge of 13,433 cusecs at eight am from the Hathnikund barrage, an official of the irrigation and flood management division mentioned.    

One cusec is equal to 28.32 litres per second.

The water stage was recorded at 203.98 metres at 6 pm on Tuesday, precariously near the warning stage of 204.50 metres, in line with the official.  

The river had swelled to 204.38 metres on Monday, which was only a metre beneath the hazard mark of 205.33 metres.

“The flow rate was 36,557 cusec at 5 pm on Tuesday, the maximum in the last 24 hours… The water level is likely to increase in the next 48 hours,” he mentioned. 

The water discharged from the barrage — which offers ingesting water to Delhi — often takes 72 hours to succeed in the capital.

Normally, the circulation charge on the Hathnikund barrage is 352 cusec, however the discharge is elevated after heavy rainfall in catchment areas.

Last 12 months, the circulation charge had peaked to eight.28 lakh cusec on August 18-19, and the water stage of the Yamuna had hit the 206.60 meter-mark, breaching the hazard mark of 205.33 meters.

The Delhi authorities needed to launch evacuation and reduction operations after the overflowing river submerged many low-lying areas.

Delhi’s Water Minister Satyendar Jain had Monday mentioned the federal government was able to cope with any flood-like state of affairs.

The India Meteorological Department has additionally warned of “heavy to very heavy” rainfall in northwest India, which is more likely to enhance water ranges of the river.

“Heavy to very rainfall is likely in northwest India over the next three to four days due to the northward shifting of the monsoon through,” Kudeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department, mentioned. –PTI 

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