Srinagar: As incessant rains from the last couple of days stopped, the water level in river Sindh and Doodhganga Nallah have receded considerably during the last twelve hours.
Officials sources told Global News Services on Friday that water level in Sindh decreased from 3.74 metres at 11 PM last night to 2.29 metres at 9 AM this morning near Duderhama Ganderbal in Central Kashmir’s district. The authorities had declared flood alert in the area around 10 PM last night after the water level crossed the danger mark of 3.35 metres.
“Amidst incessant rains, the water level in Nallah Sindh at Duderhama has crossed flood mark. All residents of the downstream adjacent villages are requested to remain alert and cautious,” Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal had said in a tweet last night.
Also, the water level in Doodhganga Nallah was recorded at 2.71 metres at 9 AM this morning as against 3.69 metres at 10 PM last night. When the level crosses 3.8 metres at Barzulla Srinagar, a flood is declared in the area.
Meanwhile, the water level increased in Jhelum in the last twelve hours but the threat of flood remains minimal, the officials said.
They said that the water level in South Kashmir’s Sangam gauge was 16.25 feet at 9 AM — slightly above the alarm level of 15 feet but almost 5 feet below the danger mark of 21 feet. At Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar, it was at 15.14 feet against the alarm level of 16 feet and the flood level of 19 feet.
Pertinently, Srinagar and other parts of the valley received heavy rainfall in last two days.
According to officials, the rain recorded during last 24 hour at Automatic Rain Gauge Stations includes 22.0 mm at Khudwani, 9.0 mm at Batkoot, 23.0 mm at Sangam, 31.5mm at Ram Munshibagh, 40 mm at Asham and 36.5 mm at Ganderbal. GNS
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