Delhi Flood – Yamuna Water Level Reaches a 60-year High

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called on the central government to prevent the Yamuna River in Delhi from rising further, as it reached its 60-year high. “The river’s water level anticipates being 207.72 meters tonight,” according to the Central Water Commission on Tuesday. The Yamuna’s flow rate is rising due to the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana’s large-scale water release. The city appears unharmed, but flooding will affect areas close to river banks.

Delhi Yamuna water level rises to a 60-year high in Delhi, Kejriwal asks the center for help

The amount of water released from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana, which is upstream of Delhi, greatly influences Yamuna’s water level in Delhi.

Over the danger mark, the Yamuna River is flowing

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged the nation’s government to step in. Requested Centre to prevent the Yamuna River in Delhi from rising any higher after it reached a 60-year high.

The Central Water Commission projects that Yamuna’s water level will be 207.72 meters tonight. Unfavorable news for Delhi. It wasn’t raining in Delhi for the past two days, but the Yamuna is getting more water because Haryana is releasing large amounts of water at the Hathnikund barrage, raising its levels. In a tweet, Mr. Kejriwal urged the center to step in and prevent an increase in Yamuna levels.

Hathni Kund barrage’s water discharge

On Tuesday, the Hathni Kund barrage released 3,59,000 cusecs of water into the Yamuna, increasing the flow rate to 3,59,760, the highest in the previous three days. The 352 cusecs per second is the average flow rate at the barrage. 28.32 liters per second make up one cusec.

The authorities have issued a warning stating that the water levels continue rising. It can take up to 72 hours for the water from the barrage to reach Delhi. The water flow rate in Delhi’s Yamuna stayed above the 2 lakh cusec threshold until Wednesday morning.

Saurabh Bharadwaj’s statement

Saurabh Bharadwaj, the minister of irrigation and flood control, stated that areas where people live close to river banks are the only ones in the city likely to experience flooding.

“No floods will occur in Delhi. The authorities must realize that they need to evacuate the transient residents of the Yamuna River when the river level reaches 206 meters. And there are only 41,000 of them, and we are evacuating them. Residential areas are not at risk of flooding,” according to Mr. Bharadwaj.

Due to the rising water levels in the Yamuna, the areas currently impacted are those close to the riverbank, while the city appears unharmed.

Record level of Yamuna in Delhi

According to data from the Delhi government, the Yamuna River in Delhi reached its highest water level in 60 years on Wednesday afternoon. Old Railway Bridge in Delhi had a water level of 207.55 meters at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, and it will probably get even higher.

The water level on Wednesday afternoon exceeded the previous high water mark from 1963, set in 1978 at 207.490 meters

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