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High alert sounded as Yamuna likely to cross danger mark

Last Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 15:27

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The authorities on Thursday sounded a high alert in view of reports that the water level in Yamuna River is expected to cross the danger mark due to the continuous rains.

The water level will rise more as the Haryana government is forced to release large amount of water from swollen reservoirs upstream.

With the expected rise in Yamuna water level, the Delhi government has issued a warning to the people living in low lying areas to evacuate.

Flood relief teams have also been dispatched to inform the people residing near the banks. Around 1 lakh people reside near the Yamuna banks who could be affected by the rise in the water level.

The Yamuna has been carrying far more water than usual due to heavy rainfall in the north India for the past few days. The reservoirs have also lost part of their capacity to hold water due to siltation.

First Published: Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 15:27

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