The threat of Yamuna flooding the low-lying areas has bated for now. On Thursday, the level of water fell to 205.58 m and was expected to go down further by midnight.

Officials of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department said the level has been declining with the reduction in the water released from the Hathnikund barrage.

An official said with the release being as low as 32,700 cusecs, the level is expected to fall to 205.70 m by midnight.

“The trend will continue and we no longer expect the river to rise to 206 m, instead with the discharge from Haryana on the decline, the level will fall further,” said an official.

Evacuation of people from the low-lying areas and from near the floodplains, however, is still being continued as part of the precautionary measures, said the official.

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