Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Irrigation and Flood Control Department has clarified that there is absolutely no threat of floods in Kashmir.
Even if the water levels in several streams and the Jhelum River are increasing, a weather department official also downplayed any threat of flood.
However, Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir, Iftikhar Ahmed Kakroo, said that chances of flood are very less. “Due to the long dry spell, the water level in rivers had already decreased and there is no flood threat as of now.
“In South Kashmir’s Sangam, the water level in River Jhelum is receding and below the danger mark. It is 7.20 now and if it touches 14, we will issue a flood alert. When it crosses 21 mark, that is danger level,” he said.
Kakroo also said that Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar shows the gauge reading as 9.64 while the danger mark is 18. At Asham in North Kashmir, the water level is 6.28, while the danger mark is 14. KNT
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