Flood Alarm Sounded, Jhelum Crosses Danger Mark

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SRINAGAR: Authorities on Wednesday sound flood-alarm in Srinagar after Jhelum breached 16-ft mark at Ram Munshibagh here.

Quoting an official of Irrigation and Flood Control department Kashmir news agency GNS reported that river Jhelum was flowing at 16.21-ft at Ram Munshibagh, 0.21-ft above the alarm level of 16-ft and 1.69-ft below flood level of 18-ft.

The water level of Jhelum already crossed 21-ft when flood is declared at Sangam in south Kashmir and at 3 p.m. it was flowing at 21.32.

At Asham in Bandipora district, the official said, the Jhelum level was at 8.12-ft against 14-ft mark when flood is sounded in north Kashmir.

“The habitation residing along the River Jhelum in South and Central Kashmir are requested to remain vigilant,” he said.

While Jhelum was flowing at its lowest ebb in several years until recently, rains from last few days brought about considerable rise in the water level.

Regarding some tributaries, the official said, the water level in Vishow Nallah at Khudwani receded from 10.7m at noon to 9.71m at 2 p.m which is still above the danger mark of 7.0m there. Nallah Lidder near Batkoot was flowing at 1.19m against 1.21m at noon, Doodhganga Nallah at Barzulla was flowing at 2.78m against the dangerous mark of 3.8m, Sindh Nallah at Doderhama was flowing 3.27m against 3.36m at noon which was above mark of 3.5m when the alarm is sounded there and 3.65m (when flood is declared); Sukhnag Nallah at Arizal was flowing at 0.52m (receding) against 1.3 (flood alarm) and 1.8m(flood), Ferozpora Nallah at Drung in Tangmarg was flowing at 1.30m (receding) against (1.85m when flood alarm is sounded)/2.0m (when the flood is declared) while Pohru Nallah at Seelu was flowing at 3.56m (rising) against 4.2m (flood alarm) and 4.6m (when is flood declared). The weatherman has forecast improvement in the weather.

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