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News: Haryana: Yamuna's water-level rises following heavy rain in catchment area-28-07-2021


YAMUNANAGAR: The water level in the Yamuna river touched 1,59,757 cusec-mark at Hathnikund barrage in Haryana's Yamunanagar district at 1pm on Wednesday following heavy rain in its catchment areas.

As per the officials of Haryana Irrigation and Water Resources Department (IRWD), at Hathnikund barrage, 70,000 cusec water level is considered as low-scale flood, between 1.25 lakh to 2.50 lakh as medium-scale flood and beyond 2.50 lakh cusec as flood beyond danger level.
The sudden increase in water level in river can cause flood-like situation in several districts of Haryana, including Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat and Faridabad.

Normally, the water released from the Hathnikund barrage reaches Delhi in 72 hours.

Yamunanagar deputy commissioner (DC) Girish Arora told the media on Wednesday, "A team of the state disaster response force (SDRF) has reached Yamunanagar. The administration is fully prepared to tackle any situation."

Arora said that WhatsApp groups adding ex-sarpanches, numberdars, chowkidars, block development and panchayat officers and tehsildars were created to exchange flood-related information in the areas of the Yamuna river and other seasonal rivulets of the district.

An IRWD official claimed it was the highest level of water recorded during this monsoon season.

"The water level in the Yamuna was recorded 19,852 cusec at Hathnikund barrage at 1am on Wednesday. It increased 50,511 cusec at 10am and to 1,59,757 at 1pm. The water started receding and it was recorded about 1 lakh cusec at 3pm. The rainy season starts from July 1 and ends on September 30 every year," said Vinod Kumar, executive engineer at Water Services Division in Dadupur.

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