UP receives moderate to heavy showers, major rivers in spate

Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh, including Ganga and Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark during their courses at different places even as the south-west monsoon remained normal over the state.

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2013, 17:36 PM IST

Lucknow: Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh, including Ganga and Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark during their courses at different places even as the south-west monsoon remained normal over the state.

Central Water Commission sources said that Ganga crossed the danger mark at Phaphamau in Allahabad even as it was flowing above the red level at Ballia and Gazipur.

It was flowing close to the danger mark at other places all along the course from Fatehgarh to Varanasi.

Yamuna was flowing above the danger mark at Hamirpur and Chilla Ghat, Banda, besides crossing the red mark at Naini in Allahabad.

Rivers Sharda at Palia Kalan and Ghaghra at Elgin Bridge and Turtipar were flowing above the danger level while Ram Ganga at Moradabad and Dabri, Shahjahapur, Betwa at Sahijana, Hamirpur and Rapti at Balrampur, Bansi, Regoli and Gorakhpur were flowing close to the red mark.

Meanwhile, Budhi Rapti was also flowing near the danger level at Kakarhi, Siddharnagar, they said.

Met office said moderate to rather heavy rain and thundershowers occurred at few places over the state with heavy showers occurring at isolated places.

Chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms are: Thakurdwara-18; Ankinghat-8; Bahraich-7; Chhatnag-6; Kaimganj, Allahabad, Fursatganj, Bara, Baheri-4 each, Shahabad, Fatehpur, Nagina, Badaun-3 each.

The weatherman forecast that rain and thundershowers would occur at many places over the state in the next 24 hours.

PTI