Yamuna breaches danger mark again in Delhi; Noida braces for floods

The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand till July 25


After July 13, the Yamuna had been receding gradually after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 meters but there have been marginal fluctuations in the water level over the last two-three days

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The water level of the Yamuna in Delhi breached the danger mark again on Sunday following a surge in discharge from the Hathnikund Barrage into the river after heavy rain in parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Further increase in the water level of the river is expected to impact relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-affected low-lying areas of the capital, officials said.
Delhi Irrigation and Flood Control Department officials said heavy rains upstream of Delhi will impact rehabilitation of the affected families in the inundated low-lying areas of the capital and they may have to stay in relief camps for a longer period. 
The Central Water Commission's (CWC) data showed the water level rose from 205.02 metres at 10 pm on Saturday to 205.96 metres at 9 am on Sunday.
In Gautam Buddha Nagar, administration has issued a flood warning for low-lying regions along the Hindon as water discharge in the river increased, officials said.
Around 200 people from five villages have been evacuated and shifted to shelter homes, they said.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had a discussion with Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena about the water level in the Yamuna river and spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on the flood-like situation in the state. In Himachal Pradesh, the bodies of three people who were swept away in a flash flood were recovered, while heavy rains lashed Karnataka.

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First Published: Jul 23 2023 | 9:20 AM IST

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