Yamuna flowing close to warning degree in Delhi: Officials

New Delhi, August 25

The water degree of the Yamuna river was recorded at 204 metres at 10 am on Tuesday, precariously near the warning degree of 204.50 meters, in response to officers.

Water was being launched into the river on the charge of seven,418 cubic metres per second (cusec) at 10 am from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district, an official of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department stated.

One cusec is equal to 28.317 litres per second.

The movement charge was the identical at eight am and 9 am, the official stated.

The water degree of the river was recorded at 204.38 metres at eight am on Monday.

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

Last yr, the movement charge had peaked to eight.28 lakh cusec on August 18-19, and the water degree 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 on Monday stated the federal government was able to take care of any flood-like state of affairs.

“We have a flood control system ready and it will be activated when any situation demands it,” he stated.

The authorities has a plan prepared for all of the areas alongside the Yamuna, proper from Palla village to Okhla, he stated.

The water degree of the river rose as a consequence of heavy rainfall in its catchment space over the previous couple of days. 

The IMD has predicted a spell of heavy to very heavy rainfall in Northwest India between August 26 to August 29. PTI 

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