Yamuna swells in Delhi as Haryana releases water
A day after thousands of cuses of water was released into the Yamuna from the Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana; water level is on the rise in Delhi on Friday.
New Delhi: A day after thousands of cuses of water was released into the Yamuna from the Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana; water level is on the rise in Delhi on Friday.
Currently the water level at Wazirabad is 203.35m, just a metre below the danger level mark of 204.83m.
Incessant rainfall in the upper reaches of different parts of Haryana, Shivalik hills and Uttarakhand forced the authorities to release over water from the Hathni Kund barrage.
Although, the situation is under control, as of now, but the administration is not taking any chances. Those living on the riverbed have been asked to relocate to higher ground. Moreover, the irrigation department has identified vulnerable spots along the river bank and set up wireless stations at 24 points.
In September last year, the Yamuna River remained in spate for many days and it had caused floods in various districts of Haryana.
The river saw a maximum discharge of 744,507 cusecs of water from the Hathni Kund barrage, breaking records of the past 32 years. The previous record of discharge into the Yamuna was 709,000 cusecs, recorded Sep 3, 1978.