Chandigarh: The flood situation in parts of
Haryana and Punjab on Friday started easing out with the inflow of
water in Yamuna and Sutlej rivers decreasing considerably due
to absence of rainfall in both the states.
The water level in flood-hit areas of Yamunanagar, Ambala,
Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Panipat, Sonepat, Jhajjar,
Rohtak, Palwal, Bhiwani, Ferozepur, Patiala, Ropar and
Ludhiana districts of the twin agrarian states was fast
receding and returning back to Yamuna and Sutlej, which were
flowing above danger levels for the past few days, officials
Meanwhile, the effort to plug the 300-feet breach in
Yamuna near Lal Ghat at Tajewala in Yamunanagar by Army is on.
The in-flow in Yamuna at Hathni Kund barrage in
Yamunanagar was 58,154 cusecs whereas the in-flow in Bhakra
dam at Nangal on the border of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh was
The present level of water in Bhakra reservoir was 1681.11
feet and out-flow in Sutlej was 63,332 cusecs, a Bhakra Beas
Management Board spokesman said.