Yamuna receding but still above danger mark

A respite from the rains brought down the water level of the Yamuna river on Sunday, though it is still flowing above the danger mark.

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2010, 14:08 PM IST

New Delhi: A respite from the rains brought down the water level of the Yamuna river on Sunday, though it is still flowing above the danger mark.

"The water level in the Yamuna has come down by 18 cm to 205.76 metres from Saturday`s 205.94 metres," an Irrigation and Flood Control Department official told a news agency.

According to officials, the water level was expected to recede further by Sunday evening. The river is flowing above the danger mark of 204.8 metres since Aug 20.

Ten temporary shelter camps have been set up in Usmanpur, Garhimandu, Badarpur Khadar, ISBT bridge, Shakarpur, Akshardham temple, old Yamuna bridge, Geeta Colony and Okhla to provide relief to the affected people living in shanties abutting the river.

A control room has been set up to monitor the situation round-the-clock.

Besides, 63 boats along with over 50 divers and a team of the disaster management force have been deployed near the banks of the river, officials said.

IANS

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