Delhi Braces for Possible Floods as Yamuna Breaches Danger Mark at 206.31 Metres
23 July, 2023 | Don Tomslee
The Yamuna had been progressively retreating after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 metres on July 13.
A rise in the Hathnikund Barrage’s river discharge on Sunday caused Delhi’s Yamuna river to breach the danger level once more, raising the possibility of another round of flooding in the city.
Up to 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the Yamuna River’s water level in the National Capital was measured at 206.31 metres, above the danger level. The administration is making announcements to evacuate low-lying areas in the interim.
Yamuna River water levels in the National Capital were measured earlier in the day at 205.81 metres, just slightly above the 205.33-metre danger mark. The water was released from Haryana’s Hathnikund Barrage as a result of the significant rainfall that fell in several areas of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Delhi Govt on high alert
According to revenue minister Atishi on Saturday, the Delhi government is on high alert as a result of the barrage’s release of more than 2 lakh cusecs of water into the river.
Numerous homes in Noida’s low-lying districts were drowned on Saturday as a result of an increase in the water level of the Hindon River. On Saturday, when they arrived, the police gave a warning about the situation.
People have been relocated to a safer location as a precaution after water invaded several low-lying neighbourhood homes. The situation is currently normal, and we are keeping an eye on the water level and raising awareness of it, according to Additional Commissioner of Police Sureshrao Kulkarni.
The Yamuna had been progressively retreating after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 metres on July 13; nevertheless, throughout the previous two to three days, there had been minor changes in the water level.
At 8 p.m. on July 18, the water level, which had been over the danger line for eight days, fell below it. On July 10, at 5 o’clock, the river crossed the danger line, causing significant flooding in the nation’s capital.
The rising river’s water level caused flooding-like conditions in a number of locations throughout Delhi.