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Jhelum Flowing Above Danger Level, Flood Like Situation In Kashmir

April 6, 2017 | By

Srinagar: As per the media reports emanating from Kashmir, due to ongoing perpetual rainfall the river jhelum in the valley is reportedly flowing above the danger mark the local administration has asked the people to remain vigilant specially those living in south and central part of the Kashmir valley.

However, the Met office said there would be overall improvement in weather from Friday.

It was reported by the media that at 5 p.m. on Thursday, the Jhelum’s water level at Sangam in Anantnag was 19.7 feet, well above the flood alert mark of 18 feet, while at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar city, the level was 17.7 feet, against the flood alert mark of 16 feet.

A view of swollen Jhelum river after heavy rainfalls in Kashmir valley | File Photo

Most low-lying areas in Srinagar city including Bemina, Jawahar Nagar, Rajbagh, Batmaloo and others have been facing serious water-logging problems and residents complained the accumulated rain water had started entering their homes in these areas, reads a quote from a report published in an English vernacular.

Many vehicles were seen stranded on water logged roads in the city. Kashmir University also ordered cancellation of all exams scheduled on Thursday.

Latest Gauge Reading at 8 pm (20:00 hrs) on April 06, 2017:

A – RIVER JHELUM

i. Sangam = 20.70 ft <21 ft red Flood Declaration>

ii. Ram Munshibagh = 18.55 ft <18 ft red Flood Declaration>

iii. Asham = 10.41 ft <14 ft red Flood Declaration>

B – TRIBUTARIES

i. Vishow Nallah at Khudwani = 7.61 m

ii. Rambiyara Nallah at Vachi = 2.13 m

iii. Lidder Nallah at Batkoot = 1.10 m

“There would be gradual decrease in snow and rainfall activity from Thursday afternoon and improvement in weather will start from tomorrow (Friday),” Sonam Lotus, Director of the J&K Met department was quoted saying by by Business Standard (BS) in its report.

“Therefore, there is no need to panic, but at the same time, people living in low-lying areas might face inconveniences due to water-logging and problems allied with it,” he further adds to his statement.

Met office had issued an adverse weather advisory which ends Thursday evening.

t had also forecast the likelihood of landslides on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in addition to hailstorm and windy gales during this period, says media sources.

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