Water level rises in Jhelum after rain

April 21, 2015 12:00 am | Updated May 24, 2016 12:38 pm IST - Srinagar:

The water level in the Jhelum in Kashmir has risen as most parts of the Valley were lashed by incessant rain since Sunday.

The water level at two measuring points- Sangam (south Kashmir) and Ram Munshibagh- here have crossed the “alarm” level and the present status at both the places was “orange”, officials said.

The water level has risen almost seven feet during the day, they said.

“The water level at the two points at 5 P.M. was 19.9 feet and 16.7 feet respectively,” the officials said.

The alarm levels at Sangam and Ram Munshibagh are 18 feet and 16 feet, they said, adding, the flood declaration level at Sangam is 21 feet, while it is 18 feet at Ram Munshibagh.

The Valley received widespread rain since Sunday and the MeT department has said light rain or thundershowers may occur at a few places over the State during the next 24 hours.

Srinagar received 46.3 mm of rainfall, while Qazigund recorded 78.4 mm of rainfall, the officials said. Pahalgam recorded 71.6 mm and Gulmarg 76.1 mm during this time period, they said.

Meanwhile, fresh snowfall was experienced at Kargil in Ladakh region on Monday, prompting authorities to issue a medium danger avalanche warning in the district.

“As per communication of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, medium danger of avalanche warning exists for next 24 hours (April 20 to April 21) in avalanche prone areas of Kargil district,” an official spokesman said.

He said people of the district have been advised not to venture out in avalanche-prone areas.-PTI

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.